Sunset Beach Naupaka

Sunset Beach Naupaka

Beach Naupaka (Scaevola), otherwise known as fan-flower is found throughout Polynesia and the Pacific. Hawaii is home to 10 species of Naupaka, nine of which are endemic–unique to Hawaii.

When blooming, naupaka has small, white, half flowers covering its branches. In Hawaii, it is said that the other half of the beach naupaka flower is found on the mountain naupaka, the two plants being separated lovers turned into flora by the jealous god Pele.

This stand of beach naupaka catches the last rays of sunlight with a clouded sky background.

 

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