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1 of 4. Silversword Plant at Haleakala Volcano, Island of Maui -- The Silversword is a distinctive rosette plant with sword like leaves covered with silver hairs. The Silversword Plant shown in the photograph is endemic to Haleakala at 6,890- to 9,843-ft on the inner and outer slopes. Other subspecies of the Silversword are endemic to Mauna Kea on the Island of Hawaii. Do to its limited range, the Silversword Plant was given threatened status during 1992 by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.