☼ hawaii fruit and flowers
HAWAIʻI STATE FLOWER — Native Yellow Hibiscus (Hibiscus brackenridgei A. Gray), also known as Pua Aloalo or Maʻo-hau-hele. The Pua Aloalo is a beautiful, indigenous blossom which grows luxuriantly on all the islands and appears to be most generally representative of the Islands, no other flower having so great a variety in color and form, or such continuous blooming. Adopted 1923, 1988.
HAWAIʻI STATE FLOWER — Native Yellow Hibiscus
My absolute favorite flower: Pikake. Native to Hawaii, the Pikake is a delicate, exquisite jasmine flower.
Along with the gardenia, the white ginger flower is symbolic of love and romance. White ginger lei are sometimes referred to as evening lei because they are often strung in the evening to be worn that night. With a sweet, delicate aroma and orchid-like configuration, the blossoms are woven into the finest of lei, usually strung Micronesian style, tied or woven into a flat collar. (See Lei Making Methods.) About 125 buds are required for a standard 40-inch (100-cm) lei.
gorgeous fragrant white ginger ♥
Green cymbidium and pink phalaenopsis
Pikake ~ my personal fav