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Ali`ipoe… Update

A couple of weeks ago I asked what this weed was:

weirdweed-001

Kuhao Zane was able to identify it:

…Its called ali`ipoe…. Its used in the uli uli(rattle) for hula. wait for the pods to turn brown”

Well I just noticed that the bottom pod has turned brown:

ali`ipoe

Ali`ipoe

I also notice that we have a bunch more  of them starting to grow.  I wonder if they have any value?

Baby Ali`ipoe

Baby Ali`ipoe

Anyone want to buy an Ali`ipoe

What is this Funky Weed? *Update* It’s an “ali`ipoe” (Mahalo Kuhao Zane)

I just noticed this funky looking weed growing in my backyard:

Weird Weed

I have heard that anything with spikes on it is a non-native plant.  This buggah has some mean looking spikes on it:

Close-up of weird weed

Does anyone know what this is?  Better yet… is it edible?

*UPDATE*

I asked what this weed was on Twitter, and less then 5 minutes later, Sig Zane’s son Kuhao responded with the answer I was looking for.

“Actually its not a weed….. Its called ali`ipoe…. Its used in the uli uli(rattle) for hula. wait for the pods to turn brown”

If anyone would know what it is… it is Kuhao. Thanks Kuhao.

Kuhao also asked the following question on twitter the other day:

“…If sig zane were to do a few totally new products, what would you like to see.”

I’d love to see a Sig Zane line of Dress Shorts come out.