When, and why, was the Hibiscus chosen as the state flower?greenspun.com : LUSENET : About Hawaii : One Thread
When, and why, was the Hibiscus chosen as the state flower? Thanks, Greg Thomas
-- gregory r. Thomas (email@example.com), September 21, 1998
The 1923 legislature designated the pua aloalo or hibiscus the flower emblem of Hawaii. Initially no particular color was specified, but in 1988 the legislature named the native yellow hibiscus the offical state flower. "Firsts and and Almost Firsts in Hawaii" compiled by Robert C. Schmitt and edited by Ronn Ronck, 1995, University of Hawaii Press
-- Roy (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 22, 1998.