Hibiscus hannerae

[Syn. Hibiscus waimeae subsp. hannerae]

Kokiʻo keʻokeʻo or Small Kauai white hibiscus

Malvaceae

Endemic to the Hawaiian Islands (Kauaʻi only)

Endangered

Oʻahu (Cultivated)

 

The two native Hawaiian white hibiscuses, Hibiscus arnottianus and H. waimeae, are the only known species of hibiscuses in the world known to have fragrant flowers!

 

Both the native red and white hibiscuses were grown near their houses for their flowers by early Hawaiians.

 

NPH00022

nativeplants.hawaii.edu/plant/view/Hibiscus_waimeae_hannerae

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Taken on August 9, 2009