Dianella sandwicensis

COMMON NAME

‘uki‘uki, ‘uki, Hawaiian dianella or Hawaiian lily

TYPE

Groundcover

FAMILY

Liliaceae

NOTES

An evergreen perennial plant with grass-like leaves. It forms a clump of growth and quite ornamental and can be grown as a ground cover. The plant was traditionally used as a source of cordage for thatching and as a dye.

GEOGRAPHIC REGION

Native to Hawai’i except Ni’ihau and Kaho’olawe

NATIVE HABITAT

Habitat varies from open to partly shaded areas, mesic forest, dry shrubland and grassland, also on lava and wet forest

WEB SOURCES

bishopmuseum.org

tropical.theferns.info

hawaiiannativeplants.com



Dianella sandwicensis