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Plumeria

Plumeria rubra

Description:

Five-petalled flower of white with yellow center. Grows on small trees that bloom before the leaves emerge.

Habitat:

Tropical rainforest garden, both on the rainy and dry sides of the Hawaiian islands.

Notes:

Originally planted in cemeteries as it is in southeast Asia, Hawaiians took a while before they began using it to make leis. The flowers are intensely fragrant, especially at night.

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3 Comments

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 4 years ago

I'm familiar with those storms. I love Hilo and miss it! Plan to return some day...

shebebusynow
shebebusynow 4 years ago

Thanks! The second was taken during one of those incredible tropical rainstorms that are characteristic of Hilo area.

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 4 years ago

Gorgeous photos, especially the second one.

Rahul Upadhyay
Rahul Upadhyay 4 years ago

Really soothing! :) Plumeria rubra.

shebebusynow
Spotted by
shebebusynow

Hawaii, USA

Lat: 19.50, Long: -154.94

Spotted on Apr 7, 2015
Submitted on Apr 26, 2015

Spotted for Mission

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