Pua 'Ilima

Hawaii Island Flower: O'ahu

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Pua ilima flower

Pua 'ilima flower; photo by Forest & Kim Starr / USGS: Plants of Hawaii - Sida fallax (use permitted with attribution).

Pua 'Ilima

The hawaiian island of O'ahu recognizes the pua 'ilima (Sida fallax) as the official island flower.

Official Island Flowers or Lei Material

In addition to the Hawaii State Flower, each Hawaiian island designates an official flower or lei material: Hawai'i - red pua lehua ('ohi'a blossom); Maui - lokelani (pink Damask rose); O'ahu - pua 'ilima; Kaua'i - mokihana berry; Moloka'i - Pua Kukui (blossom of candlenut tree); Lana'i - kauna'oa (native dodder); Ni'ihau - pupu (tiny seashells); and Kaho'olawe - hinahina (native beach heliotrope).

Hawaii

Images

Islands of Hawaii; public domain image.

Islands of Hawaii

Pua 'ilima (Sida fallax) flowers at Mokolii, Oahu island; photo by Forest & Kim Starr (USGS): Plants of Hawaii - Sida fallax (use permitted with attribution).

Pua 'ilima (Sida fallax) flowers at Mokolii, Oahu island