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Akoko

Scientific name: Chamaesyce celastroides

Hawaiian name: Ekoko, Akoko

The Hawaiians used the milky sap of this plant as one of the ingredients used to paint canoe hulls.  It’s kind of cool for landscaping because this plant naturally forms a “table top” making it appear as if it is constantly well trimmed. The name is also derived from the word blood because damaged leaves turn blood red as they wilt.

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