“Very noticeable was the lack of plants you normally find on the
beaches. The only plants found were Scaevola taccada (naupaka kahakai) and
Vitex rotundifolia (pohinahina). There were only two places
that S. taccada were found, at the boat landing and high on the east cliff.
Missing were the normal beach plants Ipomoea pes-caprae (pohuehue) and
Jacquemonita ovalifolia (paʻuohiʻiaka).
Boerhavia glabrata (alena) also was not found.
Only Vitex rotundifolia (pohinahina) was doing well.”