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.

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