Yellow 'Ohi'a lehua - Lyon Arboretum, Manoa, Oahu
Almost any type of plant can grow in the state of Hawaii, thanks to the climate and geography of those ‘Paradise Islands’.

Dozens of species have been introduced to the Hawaiian Islands since the first humans settled them around 700 A.D. 

Many of those species have adapted to the wild. Some of those ‘newcomers’ are considered invasive and now threaten native species. Efforts are being made by various organizations to preserve Hawaiian native plants.
Some of the gardens visited (photos below) have sections on native plants. Flowers that we assume as being native to Hawaii, such as the fragrant plumeria used for leis, actually come from other regions of the world

Here are some websites on the Hawaiian flora:

Below are the gardens and other places visited. Click on them to see their photos.

Along roads, in cities
Along trails, in parks
Botanical Garden North of Hilo, Big Island
Diamond Head Community Garden, Oahu
Foster Botanical Garden, Honolulu, Oahu
Foster Community Garden, Honolulu, Oahu
Gardens on private properties
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Big Island
Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden, Kaneohe, Oahu
Koko Crater Botanical Garden, Oahu
Lyon Arboretum, Manoa, Oahu
Mini-garden, Diamond Head, Oahu
Queen Kapiolani Garden, Waikiki, Oahu
Senator Fong’s Plantation & Gardens, Kaneohe, Oahu
Waimea Valley, North Shore, Oahu

Around Maria, Gaspesie, Quebec - 8 x 10 fall scenery painting by Clemence St. Laurent

For beautiful paintings of flowers and landscapes, please visit this website: