The mature height of this vine is 38-46 feet, with a 19-foot spread, and it hosts beautiful, highly unique flowers. The beauty of this vine is internationally renowned.
Its seeds were often used for seed leis by early Hawaiians. Unlike other pea-family members, its pods do not break open to spill seed on their own and must be done manually for propagation.
Strongylodon ruber is listed as a species of concern under the US Endangered Species Act. The number of populations are currently unknown although estimates of a thousand individuals have been made.
- Cultural significance
- Cut flower
- Lei flower
- Nitrogen fixer
- Privacy / screening
- No dangers