A success story

  • Photo credit: KAMEHAMEHA SCHOOLS Kamehameha Schools natural resources managers Amber Namaka Whitehead, left, and Reid Loo, along with other workers, replant young Delissea argutidentata plants in a West Hawaii crater.

  • Photo credit: KAMEHAMEHA SCHOOLS — A Delissea argutidentata plant, once thought to be extinct, grows in a remote West Hawaii crater.

  • Three Mountain Alliance staffer Kallie Barnes with young Delissea argutidentata seedlings to be replanted in West Hawaii. (KAMEHAMEHA SCHOOLS/Special to West Hawaii Today)

A native plant thought to be extinct in the wild has been reintroduced in West Hawaii after surviving specimens were found by chance last year.