The flowers of Hawaii are everywhere and are used in a variety of ways...You cannot be in Hawaii without noticing the flowers. Leis of flowers are worn on the head and around the neck by both men and women. Flowers rule!
So without further ado, here are some luscious flowers I saw along the way....
Its common name "Frangipani" comes from an Italian noble family, a sixteenth-century marquess of which invented a plumeria-scented perfume. They are associated with temples in both Hindu and Buddhist cultures, where they are known as "Champa". (theincense, nag champa, contains this along with other scented resins)
The native plants of Hawaii are of the most interest to me...Here are some interesting facts about the sacred plant of the hula goddessses:
If you want to know all about Hawaiian flowers please go to Noel's blog - A Plant Fanatic in Hawaii'...today's post is gorgeous.
And if you go to Hawaii you may want this great guide book to its flowers: