Native Yellow Hibiscus / Hibiscus brackenridgei / Ma'o Hau Hele / Pua Aloalo = Hawaii state flower. Princeville, Kauai, USA.
Hibiscus brackenridgei (commonly called Ma'o Hau Hele, Brackenridge's Rosemallow, Native Yellow Hibiscus, or Pua Aloalo) is the official Hawaii state flower, a native shrub. The yellow flowers either have a solid red center or just small splotches of red at the base of each petal. Although it is cultivated in Hawaiian gardens, this legally-protected plant is endangered in the wild, where few plants remain due to overgrazing by non-native animals, competition with non-native weeds, fire, and land development. Photographed in hotel landscaping in Princeville, on the island of Kauai, Hawaii, USA.Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download