'Ohi'a Lehua

Hawaii Island Flower: Hawai'i

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Red pua lehua

Ohi'a blossoms (red pua lehua on the floor of Kilauea Iki crater, Hawai'i); photo by M. Vassey on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / share alike).

Official Island Flower of Hawai'i

The island of Hawai'i (the big island) recognizes 'Ōhi'a Lehua (Metrosideros macropus) as the official island flower; red pua lehua or 'ohi'a blossom. The state flower of Hawai'i is the pua aloalo, or yellow hibiscus. All State Flowers

Island Flowers & Lei Materials

In addition to Hawaii's state flower, each Hawaiian island also designates an official flower or lei material (as well as an official island color):

Hawai'i - 'Ōhi'a Lehua;
Maui - lokelani (pink Damask rose);
O'ahu - pua 'ilima;
Kaua'i - mokihana berry;
Moloka'i - Pua Kukui (blossom of candlenut tree);
Lana'i - kauna'oa (native dodder);
Ni'ihau - pupu (tiny seashells); and
Kaho'olawe - hinahina (native beach heliotrope).
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Images

State of Hawaii, USA (public domain image).

State of Hawaii, USA

Videos

Beautiful and Exotic Flowers of Hawaii.