Pua Aloalo

Hawaii State Flower

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yellow hibiscus

Native Hawaiian yellow hibiscus brackenridgei (ma`o-hau-hele flower); photo by Rosa Say on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / no derivative works).

Pua Aloalo: Yellow Hibiscus

The pua aloalo, or yellow hibiscus (Hibiscus brackenridgei) was designated the official state flower of Hawaii in 1988 (also called ma`o-hau-hele).

Official Island Flowers

Each Hawaiian island also designates an official flower or lei material (as well as an official island color):

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

State of Hawaii, USA (public domain image).

State of Hawaii, USA

Maʻo hau hele (Hibiscus brackenridgei ssp. brackenridgei) flower at Waimea Falls Park, Oahu; photo by Joel Abroad on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / share alike).

Hawaii state flower: yellow hibiscus