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63. Yellow Hibiscus

Scientific name: Hibiscus brackenridgei

Hawaiian Name: —

Classification: Kingdom: Plantae. Phylum: Dicotyledonae. Family: Malvaceae

Origin: Endemic.

Status: Rare.

Distribution: All main islands except Kaho‘olawe and Ni‘ihau.

Map: —

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