Description of Plant:
Mauʻu ʻakiʻaki landscape uses are for accent, ground cover and container, it also is a good choice between paving stones on lightly used paths or rock gardens. Plants range 1 to 2.5 feet tall with a 4 to 8 inch spread. Plants grown in full sun will be shorter. It produces a brownish flower, Not Showy, that blooms year round. 
- Fimbristylis cymosa
Habitat & Elevation: 
- The leaves are short, stiff and pointed and thus well suited for its harsh coastal environment.
- Mauʻu ʻakiʻaki can be found on all of the Hawaiian islands.
- Most commonly is found on sandy beaches, in shallow sand or silt and in cracks of lava rock.
- It can be found from sea level up to 1,000 feet elevation.
- No know traditional uses
 Native Plants of Hawaii – University of Hawaii. http://www.nativeplants.hawaii.edu/plant/view/Fimbristylis_cymosa