The YELLOW HIBISCUS • Hawaiis State Flower
The Yellow Hibiscous.
Each island in Hawaii has a designated official flower but the Yellow Hibiscus is the official state flower of Hawaii.
The hibiscus was named the official flower in 1923.
However, the variety was not specified & as a result the Chinese Red Hibscous was considered as the state flower for a long time in Hawaii until 1988, when it was officially announced to be the Yellow Hibiscus. This was probably chosen because yellow flowers evoke feelings of happiness and symbolizes friendship, pride and joy!
Good one Hawaii!
The Yellow Hibiscous is also known as 'Ma‘ o hau hele.'
Fun Fact • The Yellow Hibiscous flowers grow up to 30 feet tall and the very large flowers open up betwen 2pm - 4pm and close up between 9am - 1pm. So make sure you catch them in good time on your next trip to Hawaii! :)