One of the reasons we love Hawaii is its wide array of beautiful flowers. The plain fact is, there are so many varieties here that it is difficult to know them all. Many have come from faraway places quite recently, while there are also quite a few species endemic to the islands.
Found on the Big Island of Hawaii, this fine petal bloom has six thin, white petals, each with an even more thin, purple strand coming from the base of the petal and a seventh coming from the base of the flower. It has a weak fragrance, but is joyful to look at i.
With that said, we are not sure what this flower is. Does anyone out there know what it is?
Update: Our loyal readers have identified this as the Crinum Lily, otherwise known as the Queen Emma Lily.