HAVO Ginger Blossoms

Delicate white ginger blossoms stand out against a dark background at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (HAVO). In HAVO, flowers like this offer a stark contrast in color and in texture to the barren fields of lava or groups of Ohia trees that often surround them.

The Big Island of Hawaii is home to many varieties of ginger. The plant has taken hold to a point that it is targeted as an invasive species in some places like Volcanoes National Park. Each year, park officials and volunteers do a round up of roadside ginger in an effort to keep it in check.

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