Saturday, May 23, 2015

Yellow Hibiscus

Yellow Hibiscus
Watercolor, Pen and Ink on Arches 140lb. Hot Press
Matted in a 5x7'' Ivory Matt
Not Available 
 Hibiscus brackenridgei

This variety of Hibiscus is endemic to Hawaii and was once found on all of the major islands, however, it is now highly endangered.  The Yellow Hibiscus, also known by its Hawaiian name, Ma’ohauhele, is the Hawaiian State flower.  This is a dry forest shrub that can form dense thickets.  A yellow-green dye can be made from the leaves and flowers of this plant.  

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