Description of Plant:
`Uki ̀uki can be shorter than 1 foot and greater than 2.5 feet in height with a 3 to 5 foot spread. Leaves are 12 to 40 inches in length, can be medium to coarse in texture and medium to dark green in color. `Uki ̀uki produces light blue and white, non showy flowers year round. Some forms have blue/purple fruits. Landscape uses include accent, container and ground cover. 
- Dianella sandwicensis
Habitat & Elevation: 
- `Uki ̀uki is found in a variety of environments from open or shaded sites within mesic forests to dry shrubland to grassland on lava and in wet forests.
- It can be found on all of the Hawaiian islands.
- In elevation it can be found from around 150 feet up to 2,000 feet.
Traditional Uses: 
- The fruit was used in lei making and juice extract
- Leaves were used in thatching for houses
- The fruit is still used as a natural dye for kapa and other cloths
 Native Plants Hawaii – University of Hawaii. http://nativeplants.hawaii.edu/plant/view/Dianella_sandwicensis