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Flowers and flora of Hawaii

Tropical flowers abound as you would suspect. Here a few examples. Most of the flowers shown here are 'imported' from elsewhere in the world. It is an unfortunate fact of life that we love to create tropical paradises wherever we go, even in paradise. I read somewhere that Hawaii had some 1000 native plants before the arrival of humans and since the arrival of the Polynesians and Westerners the number has exponentially increased with the introduction of alien species, primarily colorful exotics. Recent additions to the gallery are at the end of the gallery. Thanks for dropping by. Most of the credit for the correct identification of these plants should be attributed to the excellent layman's guides to Hawaiian flora written by Angela Kay Kepler and also my son who is an avid admirer of orchids. Any errors in commission or omission are entirely mine.
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Orchids of Hawaii
[ Orchids of Hawaii ]
Hibiscus
[ Hibiscus ]
Hawaii: White
[ Hawaii: White ]
Hawaii: Purple, Lavender, Violet
[ Hawaii: Purple, Lavender, Violet ]
Hawaii: Blue
[ Hawaii: Blue ]
Hawaii: Red and Pink
[ Hawaii: Red and Pink ]
Hawaii: Yellow, Gold or Orange
[ Hawaii: Yellow, Gold or Orange ]
Hawaii: Green
[ Hawaii: Green ]
Anthurium (Anthurium andraeanum)
Anthurium (Anthurium andraeanum)
A quiet corner
A quiet corner
A rainy day
A rainy day
Pink Plumeria
Pink Plumeria
Lantana multicolored
Lantana multicolored
Pitcher plant
Pitcher plant
colors
colors
colors
colors
colors
colors
Young bananas (Musa  x  paradisiaca)
Young bananas (Musa x paradisiaca)
Clerodendrum quadriloculare
Clerodendrum quadriloculare
Creature from space (epiphyllum cactus)
Creature from space (epiphyllum cactus)
Crown flower seed pod
Crown flower seed pod
Bromeliad
Bromeliad
Bromeliad
Bromeliad
Cactus
Cactus
Periwinkles
Periwinkles
Protea
Protea
Peeking out from red Heliconia
Peeking out from red Heliconia
Mango blossoms
Mango blossoms
Miniature passion fruit
Miniature passion fruit
Passion fruit flower
Passion fruit flower
Dual personalities, (Spathiphyllum wallisii)
Dual personalities, (Spathiphyllum wallisii)
Imin Center Garden
Imin Center Garden
Monkeypod (Samanea (=Albizia) saman)
Monkeypod (Samanea (=Albizia) saman)
Portulaca
Portulaca
Sausage tree
Sausage tree
Cactus buds
Cactus buds
Rainbow Shower
Rainbow Shower
Native Hydrengea (?)
Native Hydrengea (?)
Ageratum, (Ageratum conyzoides)
Ageratum, (Ageratum conyzoides)
Cigar Flower lei
Cigar Flower lei
Angel's Trumpet flower, (Brugmansia (=Datura) candida)
Angel's Trumpet flower, (Brugmansia (=Datura) candida)
Grass seeds
Grass seeds
Cannonball tree (Couroupita guianensis)
Cannonball tree (Couroupita guianensis)
Flowers for Sale
Flowers for Sale
Orchid (Ephidendrum)
Orchid (Ephidendrum)
Amarylis
Amarylis
Gardenia bud
Gardenia bud
Curcuma
Curcuma
Various Protea
Various Protea
Titan Arum (Amorphophallus titanum)
Titan Arum (Amorphophallus titanum)
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