• Fa'asamoa

    National Park of American Samoa

    American Samoa

Checklist of the Higher Plants and Ferns

Native orchids are commonplace in the park's montane forest.
Native orchids are commonplace in the park's montane forest.
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Click here to use the Checklist of the park's Higher Plants and Ferns. This is the current list of park plants, and has some illustrations.

The species lists are kept at the Pacific Islands Cooperative Ecosystems Study Unit (PI CESU), University of Hawaii. The National Park Service is an active member of the PI CESU.

At the species lists checklists there is a link to return to the park website at the bottom left footnote.

Did You Know?

A humpback whale breaches almost entirely out of the water

During the warm months of the southern hemisphere, Samoa’s humpback whales feed in the rich Antarctica waters, 3,200 miles to the south. When Antarctic's bitter winter sets in, humpbacks seek warmer waters, migrating northward, towards Australia and Tonga. At least some migrate onward to Samoa.