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.
Some facts about Hawaiian Hibiscus
– 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
Sue at Talking Dogs says
And your paws only make this hibiscus blossom more lovely, Sugar! Woofs from Jeffie and Rudy
we have 9 hibiscus in our back yard, but no yellow. they don’t seem to do well here. our bank planted a whole hedge of the yellow and they were stunning, but only lasted a couple of years. yours is beautiful.
Frankie Furter and Ernie says
They are Almost as Beautiful as YOU are Sugar. Happy Mother’s Day to your mom. Aloha
Daisy the Curly Cat says
We have a red hibiscus in our yard, but the yellow one is so much prettier!
Mitch and Molly says
The hibiscus flower is beautiful! Happy Mother’s Day to your mom, Honey!
Love ya lots,
Mitch and Molly
I’ve seen alot of red Hibiscus here on the Mainland but not the yellow. Hope you are extra special for your mom today.
Paws and enjoy life.
Noreen & Hunter
That’s a sweet photo of you holding the hibiscus Sugar! We don’t have any of those around here but they sure are pretty! Happy Mother’s Day to your mom!
Madi and mom says
Morning Sugar and happy Mother’sDay to your mom.
Yellow hibiscus is even more striking when held between your Golden paws
Hugs Madi your BFFF
Weinerful Life says
Oh how pretty! Mamas say that they found those everywhere and that they are soo pretty. Thanks for all the “farts” we think mamas should have us wear those. Especially since it’s for royalty!! Lolol. Oh man sugar you are living the life our friend! Happy Sunday!
K-9 Katastrophie says
Beautiful! We used to have some Hibiscus here!
Artemisia, Fenris, Socks & Scylla says
We knew it was the State Flower but only cause the humans vacationed there. They went to the Audubon State Park on Oahu.
Kim - Life at Golden Pines says
Sugar, you are getting to be a wonderful tour-guide of Hawaii!! I’m learning things I never knew before and enjoying it so much more than I would otherwise!! I just wish I was there to see it all in person!! 🙂
I hope all is well in your time-zone!!
It’s such a beautiful yellow. That’s one flower we don’t have in our flower garden. May need to do something about that. It’s so pretty! Have a great Mother’s Day!
Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning says
It truly is regal and royal, AND quite pawfect tucked in your paws.
Happy Mother’s Day to your Mom!
Woos – Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning
Thanks for sharing that info about Yellow Hibiscus!
Happy Mother’s Day!
Kisses and hugs
I love that we get to learn s much about Hawaii as you are getting settled in. It is like we get to share a little bit of heaven every day.
Caren Gittleman says
glad I am not the only one who is going to mention “farts” lol!!!! Was that a Freudian slip?
I never knew that about the Hibiscus!! Thank you for sharing!
Amber DaWeenie says
The yellow ones are so pretty. We have a lot of colors here but yours are the nicest ones, I think!
Your beautiful paws only enhance the beauty of the Hibiscus.
Happy Mother’s day to your mom.
Benny & Lily says
Beautiful flower. We love those hibiscus
Benny & Lily
That is one beautiful state flower Hawaii has! Golden just like you! 🙂
What a beautiful flower Hawaii has! Happy Belated Mother’s Day to your mom!
Sugar and Meeka's Mom says
Love love love Hibiscus. I have a yellow bush in my backyard and several pink ones, in fact they were just included in my last blog. I must say that the flower with Sugar is such a beautiful photo.
How beautiful! We have the red ones here in AZ – but I’ve never seen one in yellow!