Flowers at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden

This week’s Sunday Stills challenge theme is ‘Fantastic Florals.’ See more offerings here.

This seemed like a good theme to post a few photos, of different colored flowers, from my last visit to Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, back in February.

Top photo: It took me a while to identify this as Petrea volubilis, also known as purple wreath, queen’s wreath, and sandpaper vine, because the long blue parts are actually calices, not petals. The flowers are the smaller darker blue centers most easily seen on the blooms to the left side.

Second Photo: A lavender version of the cattleya maxima orchid was first found in Ecuador in 1777. The yellow stripe down the center of the lip is characteristic of all forms of cattleya maxima, of which this alba variation is one. For more information about the history of cattleya maxima, visit

Third photo: Yellow plume flower (Justicia aurea) is a blaze of color in a sea of green.

Fourth photo: Yes, there are green flowers, including this Anthurium ‘Princess Alexia Jade.’

Bottom: New Guinea Trumpet Vines (Tecomanthe dendrophila) produce a fantastic array of white-tipped pink flowers.

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9 thoughts on “Flowers at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden

  1. Terri Webster Schrandt

    I knew you would share some fantastic florals, Graham! I still have a lot of florals from our visit to the botanical gardens, but I’m sure I’ve forgotten what they were. Thank you for sharing your tropical bouquet with us today!

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    1. Graham Post author

      The garden’s website has a plant database that you can search by plant type or location. It’s not complete but I find it helpful for identifying what I’ve seen. I always look to see if theirs a name tag, especially with some of the potted plants. I’ve Identified a lot of orchids that way!

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