Hinahina

Hawaii Island Lei Material: Kaho'olawe

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Hinahina flowers

Hinahina flowers; photo by  David Eickhoff on Flickr (use permitted with attribution).

Hinahina

The Hawaiian island of Kaho'olawe recognizes the  (native beach heliotrope; Heliotropium anomalum, var. argenteum) as the official island lei material. The fragrant white flowers and the succulent leaves are used to provide a long-lived attractive lei.

Other names for hinahina: hinahina ku kahakai, nohonohopuuone, pohinahina (Boraginaceae).

Official Island Flowers or Lei Material

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).

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Images

Heliotropium anomalum var. argenteum (hinahina, hinahina ku kahakai, nohonohopuuone, pohinahina); image by Forest & Kim Starr; image use policy.

Hinahina

State of Hawaii, USA (public domain image).

State of Hawaii, USA