Hapu'u Pulu Fern
The hapu'u pulu fern can be found all over the east side of the Big Island. The ferns grow well from sea level up to 6,000 ft. A fern frond begins as a curled up shoot. As it matures, it unfurls, with each of the leafy fingers also unfurling in a true fractal form. This tree fern can grow as much as 25 feet tall. The growing point, stalks, and young unfurled fronds of hapu'u pulu are covered with a silky, red-brown, wool-like fiber called pulu, which was used in ancient times for dressing wounds and embalming and for stuffing pillows and mattresses.
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