Banana poka is an aggressive vine that is rapidly invading mid- to upper elevation native Hawaiian forests. It covers, smothers and breaks underlying vegetation with dense mats of stems and foliage. Resource managers of natural areas, such as those of Hawai‘i's national parks, consider banana poka one of the highest priority forest weed species for biocontrol. This one was found on the Waipoli Road near the Haleakala' National Park.
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