Monday, February 2, 2009

The Hawaii State Flower

Such a peaceful day, the beautiful hibiscus bush outside is striking a perfect pose. Some interesting facts: the native yellow hibiscus (endangered), aka Pua Aloalo or Ma'o-hauhele wasn't designated the official state flower until 1988. Up until that time all varieties and colors were considered official and used on posctards and advertising material. Red is very common on all the islands, the pink one shown an unidentified hybrid. If you're on Kauai, we strongly recommend taking a tour of the Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden.