Plants and Flowers

Here are some photos of the never ending variety of plants and flowers you will find in Hawaii. Some of these were taken in our yard while others are from all around Oahu and Maui.
  • Strong backlighting on this ti plant makes the leaves translucent and highlights shadows from other leaves. Taken August 2012. : Flowers and plants, Hawaii, Oahu, kaaawa

    1 ti leaf shadows Strong backlighting on this ti plant makes the leaves translucent and highlights shadows from other leaves. Taken August 2012.

  • This close up of this strikingly large plant shows the tight knit pattern of its overlapped stems. Taken in August 2012. : Flowers and plants, Hawaii, Oahu, kaaawa

    2 Travelers Palm 1 This close up of this strikingly large plant shows the tight knit pattern of its overlapped stems. Taken in August 2012.

  • This low, wide angle view of a giant Travelers palm gives a sense of how large and massive the huge plants really are. Photo taken August 2012. : Flowers and plants, Hawaii, Oahu, kaaawa

    3 Travelers Palm 2 This low, wide angle view of a giant Travelers palm gives a sense of how large and massive the huge plants really are. Photo taken August 2012.

  • The Areca or Butterfly palm is a very popular plant for making hedges in Hawaii. I find the contrast between the golden stem and green leaves very interesting. Taken August 2012. : Flowers and plants, Hawaii, Oahu, kaaawa

    4 butterfly palm The Areca or Butterfly palm is a very popular plant for making hedges in Hawaii. I find the contrast between the golden stem and green leaves very interesting. Taken August 2012.

  • The strong, low angle early morning light highlighted the big raindrops from the regular morning shower. Taken August 2012. : Flowers and plants, Hawaii, kaaawa, oaha

    5 morning rain 1 The strong, low angle early morning light highlighted the big raindrops from the regular morning shower. Taken August 2012.

  • The strong, low angle early morning light highlighted the big raindrops from the regular morning shower. Taken August 2012. : Flowers and plants, Hawaii, kaaawa, oaha

    6 Morning rain 2 The strong, low angle early morning light highlighted the big raindrops from the regular morning shower. Taken August 2012.

  • A morning rain shower left this ti plant leaf with some huge raindrops with one working as a magnifying lens. Taken August 2012. : Flowers and plants, Hawaii, kaaawa, oaha

    7 raindrops on ti leaf A morning rain shower left this ti plant leaf with some huge raindrops with one working as a magnifying lens. Taken August 2012.

  • Close up of a red ginger with a nicely contrasting green leaf behind it. Photo taken August 2012. : Hawaii, Oahu, flowers, plants

    8 Red ginger Close up of a red ginger with a nicely contrasting green leaf behind it. Photo taken August 2012.

  • These are very young buds of what will become a Heliconia flower. Kind of alien looking. Photo taken August 2012. : Hawaii, Oahu, flowers, plants

    9 Heliconia buds These are very young buds of what will become a Heliconia flower. Kind of alien looking. Photo taken August 2012.

  • Close up of a Parakeet Heliconia.  These look similar to the Bird of Paraidise but they are not related. Photo taken August 2012. : Flowers and plants, Hawaii, Oahu, kaaawa

    10 Heliconia 1 Close up of a Parakeet Heliconia. These look similar to the Bird of Paraidise but they are not related. Photo taken August 2012.

  • Close up of a Parakeet Heliconia.  These look similar to the Bird of Paradise but they are not related. Photo taken August 2012. : Hawaii, Oahu, flowers, plants

    11 Heliconia 2 Close up of a Parakeet Heliconia. These look similar to the Bird of Paradise but they are not related. Photo taken August 2012.

  • Close up of a beautiful Agapanthus flower. Photo taken in February 2008 on south Maui on the lower slopes of Haleakala overlooking Kihei. : 2008, Flowers and plants, Hawaii, maui

    12 Agapanthus Close up of a beautiful Agapanthus flower. Photo taken in February 2008 on south Maui on the lower slopes of Haleakala overlooking Kihei.

  • Close up of a beautiful Hibiscus flower with large rain drops sitting on it. Take by my wife Bonnie Hilory in February 2008 on south Maui on the lower slopes of Haleakala overlooking Kihei. : 2008, Flowers and plants, Hawaii, maui

    13 Hibiscus Close up of a beautiful Hibiscus flower with large rain drops sitting on it. Take by my wife Bonnie Hilory in February 2008 on south Maui on the lower slopes of Haleakala overlooking Kihei.