Hawaiian silversword plants are so rare that they only grow in a select few locations throughout the Hawaiian Islands — above the 6,000-foot level on
, and high on the slopes of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa on Hawai‘i Island.
Silversword plants can be found in front of
, in a fenced enclosure at
, along the road near the summit parking area and along
on the fl oor of the crater.