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This species was designated in 1988 as the Hawai‘i State Flower. It is rarely found in the wild but can be found more commonly in cultivation. It is normally a shrub but can get as tall as a 25-foot tree. It is gaining in popularity and is a favorite among gardeners for its showy yellow flowers (about 4 inches in diameter).
The growth habit is a tree or a shrub. They are found on the islands of Hawai`i, Maui and Lana`i in lowland dry to mesic forest and shrub land.
Found by B building. Tamura - Pd1