'Ohi'a Blossom

Hawaii Island Flower

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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 Hawaii

The island of Hawai'i (the big island) recognizes the red pua lehua ('ohi'a blossom) as the official island flower (the state flower of Hawaii 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 - red pua lehua ('ohi'a blossom);
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