posted by Dave on Oct 25
Here is a photo of the white Hibiscus taken at the Queen Kapiolani Garden in Waikiki near the Honolulu Zoo. This flowering plant in the mallow family is common in warm-temperate and other tropical regions of the world. The Hibiscus (all colors and varieties) was the official Territorial Flower of Hawaii adopted in the earl 1920s. At statehood in 1959 it was adopted as the state flower. In 1988 the state selected the yellow hibiscus which is native to the island as the official state flower though the red and white hibiscus are more commonly seen around Hawaii.