Flowers found in the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii is one of the most beautiful places in the world due to its rich flora and picturesque landscapes. The garlands or leis on men and women are also representative for this group of islands. There is an abundance of bushes and shrubs in Hawaii and the flowers that grow in this region are the most exotic in the world.

There is a variety of Hawaiian flowers, which have different shapes, colors and smells. Here are some of the most common flowers that grow in this exotic place.

  •  Aechmea
  • African Moon
  • Aloha
  •  Alpinia
  • Amazon Lily
  • Angel Wing Begonia
  • Annual Delphinium
  • Anthurium
  • Alpine Aster
  • Begonia
  • Bird of Paradise
  • Blanket flower
  • Bleeding Heartwine
  • Blood Lily
  • Blue Alpine Daisy
  • Blue Dawn flower
  • Blue Jacaranda
  • Bottlebrush
  • Bougainvillea
  • Calatheas
  • Camellia
  • Cattleya
  • Chrysanthemum
  • Dahlia
  • Dominica Bell
  • Gardenia
  • Hydrangea
  • Heliconia Dream
  • Hibiscus
  • Kokutan
  • Lehua Blossoms
  • Malay Apple
  • Maui Hula
  • Maui Sunrise
  • Maui Wowie
  • Morning Glory
  • Ohia Blossom
  • Orchids
  • Passion Flower
  • Popo Hau
  • Pentas
  • Pink Lokelani
  • Plumeria
  • Protea
  • Rainbow Splash
  • Red Epidendrum Orchid
  • Rose of Sharon
  • Red Ginger
  • Serissa
  • Shell Ginger
  • Silver Sword
  • Torch Ginger
  • Waterlilies
  • Yellow Ilima

 Let us find out some interesting and general information about the most common Hawaiian flowers such as plumeria, orchids and hibiscus.


 Plumeria flower has five petals (Frangipani) and bears the name of a well-known botanist – Charles Plumier. This flower is used to make the famous Hawaiian leis or garlands and it is representative for Buddhist temples. Plumeria flowers are colored in white, but their middle part is yellow. The petals are very soft, like velvet. The sap of this flower, which can be found in its stem can make warts disappear. Nicaragua has declared plumeria as its national flower.


 Orchids are the most attractive and exotic flowers that please the eye with their beautiful and decorative petals. These flowers have many different shapes and their colors range from white to red, purple, blue, yellow, pink, orange, etc. The orchid impressed people so much that it has become the national flower for many states. The orchids include the most numerous species when it comes to the variety of a flower. There are 30,000 species of orchids that grow underground, on the base of trees or over them.


The beautiful yellow hibiscus, which has been the national flower of Hawaii since 1988, is an endangered species. Hibiscus flowers, also called Pua Aloalo by Hawaiian people, are colored in red, purple, pink, etc. It is to be noticed that only five species of hibiscus are representative for Hawaii; the others are imported from other corners of the world. The petals of the hibiscus resemble the maple leaf and the plant grows as a shrub. It has its origins in China. H. b. mokuleianus and H. b. brackenridgei are two orchid species that have different stem types and leaves.

These were the names of the most common Hawaiian flowers and some general information about the most popular of them.

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