Global Warming May Have Severe Consequences for Rare Haleakala Silverswords
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While the iconic Haleakal silversword plant made a strong recovery from early 20th century threats, it has now entered a period of substantial climate-related decline. New research published this week warns that
The Haleakal silversword (Argyroxyphium sandwicense macrocephalum) grows only on a single volcano summit in Hawaii, yet it is viewed by 12 million visitors annually at Haleakal National Park. Although the decline and extinction of other rare species with small ranges (and the accompanying loss of