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A gorgeous Frangipana plant I saw at Makena Beach, Maui, Hawaii. As I was photographing the flowers on the bush, a lady walked up and started picking up the fallen flowers off the ground to take with her. Looked like a very easy harvest to me. These are easily made into leis with just a simple string or nylon fishing line.
The Plumerea or Frangipani plant is a small genus of 7-8 species native to tropical and subtropical Americas. The genus consists of mainly deciduous shrubs and trees. P. rubra (Common Frangipani, Red Frangipani), native to Mexico, Central America, and Venezuela, produces flowers ranging from yellow to pink depending on form or cultivar. From Mexico and Central America, Plumeria has spread to all tropical areas of the world, especially Hawaii, where it grows so abundantly that many people think that it is indigenous to that island system.
Featured HAWAII ~ ALOHA NA’AU group ~ 27 March 2009
Feature in TROPICAL ZONE ~ 25 April 2010
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