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Hawaiian Hibiscus

J.B. Friday, University of Hawai?i
J.B. Friday, University of Hawai?i

The designation of state flower would lead one to believe that the Hawaiian Hibiscus is prolific amongst the Hawaiian Islands. In fact, the populations of these plants are staggeringly small. The primary reason: habitat degradation.

Christopher Phillips explains...

Christopher Phillips hosts HPR's Stargazer. He is a science communication and education specialist whose work focuses on scientific issues affecting society in the 21st Century.
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