Description Eia au la e ke alohaHere I am oh loveLauhihiLovely soft shades of powder blue with the beautiful Plumbago auriculata, also known as Cape Plumbago and LeadwortIt is non-native to the Hawaiian Islands and is naturalized.This cultivar may be found in almost any temperate and subtropical area. There is a species indigenous to the Hawaiian Islands but this is not it. The indigenous Plumbago of the Hawaiian Islands is called Plumbago zeylanicaThis photograph is of a popular flowering ornamental originating from South Africa, which has escaped cultivation and now has naturalized and grows wild as well as in local gardens. It is a flowering perennial shrub, and while it is pretty it is considered to be a pest and is invasive.PlumbaginaceaePlumbago family (Dicot)Maui HawaiiEia au la e ke AlohaHere I am oh loveBlue Plumbago Makawao Maui HawaiiPhoto Copyright Sharon Mauhttp://sharon-mau.artistwebsites.com/
Sharon Mau, Maui Hawaii Member Since July 2010 Artist StatementSharon Mau is a fine art photographer, journalist, visual communicator and conceptual artist residing upcountry on the beautiful tropical island of 'Ihi-kapu-lau-mäewa more commonly known as Maui Hawaii - Paradise on Earth - Island of Rainbows, specializing primarily in beautiful tropical flowers, conceptual art and seascapes
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