Description of Plant:
Pa`u o Hi`iaka if an excellent vining groundcover which can be planted in salty or sandy soil. Other landscape uses include accenting and erosion control. Mature size plants are less than 2 feet tall with a 3-5 foot spread. It productes light blue and white flowers from December thru July. It grows in full or partial sun, but for highest flower production full sun is best. 
- Jacquemontia sandwicensis
Habitat & Elevation: 
- Pa`u o Hi`iaka can be found of all of the Hawaiian Islands.
- These vines grow on leeward sides of the islands, in coastal habitats.
- It can be found in elevations ranging from sea level to 1,000 feet.
- The leaves and stems were made into tea
- Mixed with coconut it was eaten
- Used to treat thrush in infants
- Was a laxative for infants
- Mixed with taro leaves and salt to treat cuts
Native Plants Hawaii – University of Hawaii. www.nativeplants.hawaii.edu/plant/view/Jacquemontia_ovalifolia_sandwicensis