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Hawaii State flower

Information about hibiscus brackenridgei, the official state flower of Hawaii.

Hibiscus Brackenridgei
Photo Credit: Forest and Kim Starr

The state flower of Hawaii is the yellow Hibiscus Brackenridgei. it is a bright yellow flower with a maroon spot in the center.

Common Name: Ma'o hau hele
Family: Malvaceae
Hibiscus brackenridgei ssp. mokuleianus

- Hibiscus brackenridgei

- Endangered

- endemic to Hawaii

- Threats: developemnt, overgrazing, and weeds, competition with non indigenous plant species, fire, road construction

- tall shrub

- bright yellow flowers

- closely related to the non-endangered H. divaricatus


- weed control

- fencing

- conservation of plants and seeds in botanical gardens and seed banks

- preservation habitat.

2 Subspecies:

Hibiscus brackenridgei is Hawaii's State flower and a member of the mallow family (Malvaceae). It is a sprawling shrub to small tree with beautiful yellow flowers with a maroon spot in the center.

Hibiscus brackenridgei ssp. mokuleianusis currently known only from 5 populations with a total of 100-300 plants. They are found on the island of O`ahu scattered in the Waianae Mountains in lowland dry to mesic forest and shrubland. It was once thought to have occurred on Kaua`i from Lihue and Olokele Canyon.

- Hawaii State Government on the State Flower
- Pua Aloalo: Hawaii's Honored Hibiscus
- National Tropical Botanical Garden Photo
- Hibiscus brackenridgei (Malvaceae)
- University of Hawaii at Manoa

See also:
- More State Symbols of Hawaii,/a>

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