Hawaii Accepted “Yellow Hibiscus” (Hibiscus brackenridgei), Also known as Pua Aloalo or Ma`o-hau-hele, as the State Flower Of Hawaii in 1988. The Scientific Name of Hawaiians also refers to the hibiscus as the pua aloalo or ma’o hau hele. The yellow hibiscus Flower is found only in Hawaii and it grows on all the main Hawaiian islands, but it’s extremely rare (so few remain in the wild, that it’s considered an endangered species).
The state flower of Hawaii is also popular in Asia. North Korea chose the hibiscus as its representative bloom as well. In regions that practice Hinduism, the hibiscus is considered a fine offering for Lord Ganesha and the goddess Kali as well. Although the Hawaii State Flower hibiscus is associated with the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean. The plants family Malvaceae includes a variety of species that are native to the Hawaiian Islands, those flowers regularly observed are generally not the native hibiscus flowers.
The State Flower Of Hawaii Hawaiian hibiscus flowers is full, conspicuously large and bright yellow with a prominent staminal tube surrounding the long and slender style. There are 2 subspecies in the Hawaiian hibiscus group. The Hawaii State Flower yellow Hawaiian hibiscus flower that comes under this species is the official state flower of Hawaii.
The large State Flower Of Hawaii Hawaiian hibiscus flowers is 4 to 6 inches in diameter. Hawaiian hibiscus is yellow, generally with a maroon center, and form singly or in small clusters at the ends of the branches. The staminal column of the Hawaiian hibiscus flowers is yellow, and the flowers open between 2 and 4 p.m. and close between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. The Hawaii State Flower hibiscus has become endangered in its natural habitat.
Facts About Hawaiian hibiscus:
> The leaves on Hawaiian hibiscus have toothed edges, 3, 5, or 7 lobes, and are up to 6 inches long and equally wide.
> 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 only species of yellow hibiscus.
> Hawaiian hibiscus bloom from spring through early summer with occasional flowers during the rest of the year.
> Hawaiian hibiscus flowers are found on all the main Hawaiian islands except Ni’ihau and Kaho’olawe, but the flowers are not common in any location.