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Plumeria rubra


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


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


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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mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 3 years ago

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

shebebusynow 3 years ago

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

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 3 years ago

Gorgeous photos, especially the second one.

Rahul Upadhyay
Rahul Upadhyay 3 years ago

Really soothing! :) Plumeria rubra.

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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