From my WW: Yellow Flower Behind Me post,
many of you guessed the name of the flower behind me.
Yes, it is a Yellow Hibiscus.
Did you know that Yellow Hibiscus is Hawaii’s Official State Flower.
I see lots of Yellow Hibiscus shrubs everyday.
It’s striking yellow color is beautiful.
Yellow Hibiscus is also known as the Pua Aloala or
Ma’o Hau Hele in Hawaiian language.
Hibiscus is a symbol of old royalty.
It also conveys power and respect.
Also a sign of hospitality.
It’s commonly given to visitors. state officials and tourists.
- Hawaii changed its state flower from the native red hibiscus (Hibiscus kokio),
on June 6, 1988, to the Hawaiian hibiscus – ma’o hau hele.
- The leaves on Hawaiian hibiscus have toothed edges, 3, 5, or 7 lobes,
and are up to 6 inches long and equally wide.
Happy Mother’s Day!
Lots of Golden ALOHA n Woofs