A red hibiscus adorns ocean-wet lava rock on the Big Island’s Kona shoreline.
Although the native yellow hibiscus is the official state flower, most of the other hibiscus varieties found throughout the islands are still closely associated with Hawaii in people’s hearts. Red, one of the main colors associated with royalty and the Ali’i (ruling class), can be found in several locally found types of hibiscus.
This beauty was found near the shore in Kailua Kona.
A rare glimpse of the flowering Haleakala Silversword reminds us that many things in life are worth waiting for. read more
The Crinum Lily is a beautiful, large, flowering plant common throughout Hawaii. read more
Originating in the Philippines, this purple hanging flower known as a Chandelier Tree, is a gorgeous addition to the islands. The trees can be seen outside many homes and in tropical gardens. read more
The Outrigger Waikiki decks out in festive Christmas dress for the holiday season. read more
Hibiscus flowers and Hawaii are nearly synonymous–from bumper stickers to designs and patterns to tattoos, many of us think Hawaii when we see the hibiscus’ distinct form. read more
Many people don’t know that this graceful and aromatic flower is originally from… read more
A horse and rider parade through Waimea with a beautiful lei of Maui roses and a several-foot-long pa’u dress at the 38th annual Paniolo Parade. read more
Cat’s Whiskers, Orthosiphon stamineus, look sun-ward on the island of Hawaii, revealing purple highlights on their tips. read more
A pink and purple swath of flowers hung low from branches of an orchid tree to fill our view delicate petals. read more
A bed of showy purple Agapanthus flowers bloom on a lavender farm in upcountry Maui. read more
A lavender Crown Flower in full bloom shows its namesake, a raised crown in the center of five petals. read more