There are 79 species of hāhā (Cyanea) that are endemic to the Hawaiian Islands-- most of which are endangered or extinct. The beautiful curved hāhā flowers were historically pollinated by Hawaiian forest birds. The hāhā seeds were dispersed by Hawaiian ground birds. Sadly, many Hawaiian birds have disappeared since human development and colonization, leaving the hāhā plants without pollinators and seed dispersers. Conservation workers have taken on the role of propagating hāhā plants in order to keep them alive in Hawaiian forests.
10% of proceeds supports Native Hawaiian flora and fauna conservation
1.25” gold enamel pin Photo Credit: Paul Santiago, Tim Kroessig