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    Lyon Arboretum

    I visited the Lyon Arboretum today and wanted to share some of my pictures with everyone. The weather didn’t cooperate and I ended up getting soaked before it was all said and done, but I got to see some amazing plants. I will definitely be going back and would strongly recommend a visit if you are visiting Oahu.

    “The University of Hawai’i Lyon Arboretum and Botanical Garden is the only university botanical garden located in a tropical rainforest in the United States as well as the only easily accessible tropical rainforest on the island of O'ahu. The arboretum consists of almost 200 acres at the top of the Manoa watershed with a set of small cottages and greenhouses used for research and community education about plants and the natural environments of Hawai'i.”































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    Wow

    Amazing variety of plants


    Quote Originally Posted by ellisonk001 View Post
    What kind of tree is this? Awesome looking...

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    So what you're saying is, essentially, that it looks like your front yard?

    Very nice! I think I walked through there on my stint on O'ahu and it was just so lush, not that the rest of Hawai'i isn't.

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    awesome plants, was that a poision dart frog i seen?

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    New tourism campaign:

    "Come to Hawaii; the live-in vivarium!"


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    Quote Originally Posted by monkey_Cup View Post
    awesome plants, was that a poision dart frog i seen?
    D. aratus was released on Oahu in the early 1900's fo biological control of Mosquitos . Common in some places on the island

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    It was amazing! Because it was raining pretty hard on and off I only stayed for about two hours. I am sure when I go back I will see a lot of things that I missed on the first quick pass.

    As for the names of the plants, other than the couple of name plates that I included I didn't get / don't know the names. Next time I will have to make sure to get names where they are available.

    As for the frogs controling the mosquitos, I can tell you these guys need to work a lot harder.....
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