Hawaiian Name: Uala
Pronunciation: Click Here
Scientific Name: Ipomoea batatas
Hawaiian Plant Status: Polynesian Introduced


A Staple Hawaiian food that was especially useful in times of famine as they are quickly grown. The sap was believed to help increase a mother's milk supply as well as the leaves if made into lei and worn by the mother. (Amy)


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