Native Flowers to Discover in Hawaii
The Hawaiian Islands are filled with natural beauty, and you don't have to look too hard to find native flowers that grow all over the islands. A short stroll around town allows you to see any number of plants, flowers, and trees, brining colorful beauty to the streets of the islands. Many wild flowers grow in the rainforests on the islands, and on any hike you’re bound to discover so many different species of flora, some of which are only found here in the Hawaiian Islands.
Some of the more common flowers are quite easy to find, and if you simply know what you are looking for, you can easily spot them, giving great photo opportunities without having to do too much work.
Native Flowers to Discover in Hawaii:
Almost as iconic in Hawaii as Diamond Head, the plumeria is everywhere, growing on countless trees around the island. Though this little flower is not exclusive to the islands, it is widely associated with Hawaii and is used as decoration. The smell is incredible and if you pick up a fresh flower lei upon arrival, the aroma will fill your hotel room for the duration of your trip. You can also pick one off a tree and wear it in your hair, a common tradition in Hawaii.
Bird of Paradise
Found throughout Hawaii, Birds of Paradise are simply stunning and are commonly used as décor in hotel lobbies or throughout the grounds of a resort. You can also find these along hiking trails or just on the streets of town. They take their name from their unique look and bring brilliant colors to any landscape. Keep your eyes open for bunches of them growing everywhere.
No, these are not listed in the wrong place. Lobster Claws are a common Hawaiian flower, which actually resembles a lobster claw. Of course, this is a nickname for the plant, whose actual name is Heliconia Rostrata. There are a few different types of Lobster Claws, and if you are in the rainforest on a hike, you will likely see them hanging from a nearby tree.
There are several hundred species of hibiscus, though the most common in Hawaii is the Yellow or White Hibiscus. Easy to find and so beautiful, the hibiscus grows throughout Hawaii and is commonly used in leis and as décor. Their aroma is incredible and their beauty is just as impressive.
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