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Scientific name: Hibiscus brackenridgei
Hawaiian Name: —
Classification: Kingdom: Plantae. Phylum: Dicotyledonae. Family: Malvaceae
Distribution: All main islands except Kaho‘olawe and Ni‘ihau.
This species was designated in 1988 as the Hawai‘i State Flower. It is rarely found in the wild but can be found more commonly in cultivation. It is normally a shrub but can get as tall as a 25-foot tree. It is gaining in popularity and is a favorite among gardeners for its showy yellow flowers (about 4 inches in diameter).
|Photo by Jim Denny|