Geranium cuneatum – Hinahina

Geranium cuneatum - Hinahina, Silver Geranium

Geranium cuneatum - Hinahina, Silver Geranium

Plant Name

Scientific Name: Geranium cuneatum

Common Names: Hinahina, Silver Geranium

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial

Growth Habit: Shrub

Hawaii Native Status: Native (endemic)

Flower Color: White to yellowish cream

Height: To 40 inches (100 cm) tall

Description: The flowers have 5 narrowly egg-shaped petals that may be solid-colored or lined with purple at the base. The flowers are followed by elongated seedpods. The leaves are green to fuzzy silvery green, alternate, and oblong-wedge-shaped with 3 to 8 lengthwise veins and 3 to 8 teeth at the tip of the leaves.

This low-growing shrub is most common in open, drier areas at higher elevations.

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom: Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision: Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division: Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class: Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass: Rosidae
Order: Geraniales
Family: Geraniaceae – Geranium family
Genus: Geranium L. – geranium
Species: Geranium cuneatum Hook. – hinahina

More About This Plant

Hawaii County Distribution Map