Course Description

Native Hawaiian plants were found growing in Hawai‘i, existing before humans arrived. About 90% of our native plants are found nowhere else in the world and are some of the most endangered (University of Hawai‘i, 2009). Understanding our diverse environment and the native plants that once grew will encourage sustainability and awareness of the depletion of our natural resources.

Learner Outcomes

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the different types of native plants and their characteristics.
  2. Explain their ancient Hawaiian and modern uses.
  3. Identify native plants in the garden on campus.
  4. Produce a diagram of plant features.


If you are a student with a documented disability and have not voluntarily disclosed the nature of your disability so that we may coordinate the accommodations you need, you are invited to contact the Disability Support Services Office (DSSO) in ‘Ilima 107, ph.734-9552, or email kapdss@hawaii.edu for assistance. For students whose primary disability is Deaf or hard of hearing, contact the KCC Deaf Center at ph. 734-9210 (V), 447-1379 (videophone), or email kapdeaf1@hawaii.edu.

Please note: you will need to contact Kapi’olani CC’s DSSO or Deaf Center to request accommodations in a Kapi’olani CC course even if you’ve already registered or are receiving services at another UH campus’s disability support program.


Kapi‘olani Community College Refund/Drop Policy:

100% refund: Notification to Non-Credit Registration made 10 business days or more prior to start date of course.

50% refund: Notification to Non-Credit Registration made 5-9 business days prior to the start date of course.

0% refund: Notification to Non-Credit Registration made less than 5 business days prior to the start date of course.

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