Pua Aloalo

Hawaii State Flower

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yellow hibiscus

Native Hawaiian yellow hibiscus brackenridgei (ma`o-hau-hele flower); photo by Rosa Say on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / no derivative works).

Official State Flower of Hawaii

Hawaii  designated yellow hibiscus (pua ma‘o hau hele; Hibiscus brackenridgei) as the official state flower in 1988. All State Flowers

Yellow hibiscus is found only in Hawaii - it grows on all the main Hawaiian islands, but it's extremely rare (so few remain in the wild, that it's considered an endangered species).

Official Island Flowers

Each Hawaiian island also designates an official flower or lei material (as well as an official island color):

 
Hawai'i: 'Ōhi‘a Lehua (Metrosideros macropus);
Maui: Lokelani (Rosa damascena; pink Damask rose);
O'ahu: 'Ilima (Sida fallax)
Kaua'i: Mokihana (Pelea anisata; mokihana berry);
Moloka'i: Kukui (Aleurites moluccana; candlenut tree blossom);
Lana'i: Kauna‘oa (Cuscuta sandwichiana; native dodder);
Ni'ihau: Pūpū (tiny seashells); and
Kaho'olawe: Hinahina (Heliotropium anomalum; native beach heliotrope).
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Images

State of Hawaii, USA (public domain image).

State of Hawaii, USA

Maʻo hau hele (Hibiscus brackenridgei ssp. brackenridgei) flower at Waimea Falls Park, Oahu; photo by Joel Abroad on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / share alike).

Hawaii state flower: yellow hibiscus

Videos

Yellow Color Hibiscus Flower Plant