Photos of birds, fish, flowers and miscellaneous things that catch my eye and instill a sense of wonder.
Friday, August 26, 2011
Variegated Hau Tree
Variegated Hau Tree, Hibiscus tiliaceus, Hawaii. This tree is typically found growing near the ocean in low lying, swampy areas. This, however, is a variegated variety. The Hau is in the mallow family, Malvaceae, and can grow to around 20 feet around but generally spreads laterally through spreading roots. The flowers closely resemble flowering hibiscus to which it is related.