Saturday, June 19, 2010

Kona Association for the Advancement of Alahe'e (KAAA)

Unfortunately, there's no such thing: the alahe'e is a good looking, fragrant plant with clusters of white flowers. Kealakehe residents (or people with kids at the schools there) know that when they're in bloom, they perfume the air of the whole area. Recently, the (badly-needed) widening of Palani has taken out a number of sterling specimens of alahe'e, including the one pictured here. RIP, buddy, thanks for the blossoms. (Click on image for larger.)
In the "plants still alive" category we have a vivid orange lehua, from Huehue Street, in the mist and clouds:
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