Official Island Flower of Maui
Maui recognizes the super-fragrant Lokelani (the pink Damask rose) as the official island flower. All State Flowers
This rose (Rosa damascena) is a native of Asia Minor. It was brought to the New World by the Spanish and introduced to Hawai'i in the early 1800's.
Official Island Flowers or Lei Material
In addition to Hawaii's state flower, each Hawaiian island designates an official color and an official flower or lei material: Hawaii - red pua lehua ('ohi'a blossom); iMaui - lokelani (pink Damask rose); O'ahu - pua 'ilima; Kaua'i - mokihana berry; Moloka'i) - Pua Kukui (blossom of candlenut tree); Lāna'i) - kauna'oa (native dodder); Ni'hau) - pupu (tiny seashells); and Kaho'olawe - hinahina (native beach heliotrope).