Beach naupaka 365/365 One of Hawaii’s most famous legends is built around naupaka, a shrub found in the mountains or near the beach. The flower’s unique appearance—it resembles a half-flower, with petals missing—caused early Hawaiians to believe it was the incarnation of an ancient native separated from her lover.
Hinahina blossoms - The hawaiian island of Kaho'olawe recognizes the hinahina (native beach heliotrope - Heliotropium anomalum, var. argenteum) as the official island lei material. Other names: hinahina ku kahakai, nohonohopuuone, pohinahina (Boraginaceae). Each hawaiian island adopted an official color and an official island flower or lei material in 2000.