MOKULEHUA - Assorted Mea Kanu Kui ʻŌmou

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Enamel Pin
Metal Clasp Backing
Size ranges from 1 to 1.5 inches

 

ʻAWAPUHI ʻULAʻULA

ʻAwapuhi ʻUlaʻula or Alpine Purpurata, was introduced to Hawaiʻi around the 1930’s as an ornamental flower. Hawaiian royalty would wear leis made from red ginger for special occasions. The name ʻAwapuhi ʻUlaʻula refers to the color of the bright red flower. ʻAwapuhi meaning ginger, and ʻulaʻula meaning red.

The ʻAwapuhi plant has long shiny leaves that can grow up to 12 inches. The flower of the ʻAwapuhi can grow from 6-12 inches and range from a light pink to a dark burgundy red. The beautiful long flowers grow on a thick cane like stalk. The stalk and root rhizomes can be grounded up for medicinal purposes.

 

HĀPUʻU PEPEʻE

Hāpuʻu is a native tree fern endemic to Hawaiʻi. Hāpuʻu is an understory plant that helps control soil erosion. The hāpuʻu’s fern starts off in a little curl called Pepeʻe. As the fern slowly grows the Pepeʻe starts to uncurl and open into a large leaf.

 

BEEHIVE GINGER

Beehive ginger originates from Southeast Asia and adorns many Hawai‘i homes. It’s named for its distinct resemblance to a miniature beehive. Their bracts or modified leaves are often mistaken as the flower. These plants can range from chocolate brown, golden yellow, soft pink and rich red. Beehive ginger pairs perfectly with other tropicals, such as
anthuriums, orchids, and dracaenas.

 

PALAPALAI

Palapalai is a native fern, indigenous to Hawaiʻi. This soft and lacy fern is often found in shaded areas and can grow up to 5 feet tall. Palapalai is an important understory plant in Native Hawaiian forests, as they retain moisture and help enrich the soil. The palapalai fern is a favorite for many hula dancers and lei makers.

 

ʻIHIʻIHILAUĀKEA

ʻIhiʻihilauākea is an endangered endemic native Hawaiian fern. Unlike the appearance of other ferns, ‘Ihiʻihilauākea grows on a thin stalk with a four petal frond that closes at night and opens as the sun rises. Although small and delicate, ʻIhiʻihilauākea is a resilient plant that can survive in the wettest and driest conditions.

ʻIhiʻihilauākea is the name of the crater, from which this native fern grows. It is also the name of the wind that blows across that area. The name also belongs to an aliʻi of Waimānalo, known for her beauty, kindness and love of the ocean.

ʻAʻALIʻI
MOKULEHUA X KAHUA ʻĀINA COLLABORATION

He ‘a’ali’i kū makani mai au-‘a’ohe makani nana e kula’i.
“I am a wind-resisting ‘a’ali’i-no gale can push me over.”

ʻAʻaliʻi or Dodonaea viscosais is an indigenous Hawaiian plant with shiny dark green leaves that grow well in sunny areas. Usually found in shrub form, but with enough rain, ʻaʻaliʻi can grow into tall trees. ʻAʻaliʻi are known for their deep roots and bendable branches, making this plant hard to knock down in wind or rains. The flowers range from golden-bronze, greenish-white to a deep reddish-maroon.

ʻAʻaliʻi are usually one of the first shrubs to be planted when regenerating forests as they grow rapidly and are among the hardier of indigenous plants, allowing for other not as robust species to be protected and thrive beneath them.

 

ʻAʻALIʻI ʻŌMAʻOMAʻO

MOKULEHUA X KAHUA ʻĀINA COLLABORATION
ʻŌmaʻomaʻo Edition (Green Edition)

He ‘a’ali’i kū makani mai au-‘a’ohe makani nana e kula’i.
“I am a wind-resisting ‘a’ali’i-no gale can push me over.”

ʻAʻaliʻi or Dodonaea viscosais is an indigenous Hawaiian plant with shiny dark green leaves that grow well in sunny areas. Usually found in shrub form, but with enough rain, ʻaʻaliʻi can grow into tall trees. ʻAʻaliʻi are known for their deep roots and bendable branches, making this plant hard to knock down in wind or rains. The flowers range from golden-bronze, greenish-white to a deep reddish-maroon.

ʻAʻaliʻi are usually one of the first shrubs to be planted when regenerating forests as they grow rapidly and are among the hardier of indigenous plants, allowing for other not as robust species to be protected and thrive beneath them.

 

ʻAʻALIʻI ĀKALA

MOKULEHUA X KAHUA ʻĀINA COLLABORATION
Ākala Edition (Pink Edition)

He ‘a’ali’i kū makani mai au-‘a’ohe makani nana e kula’i.
“I am a wind-resisting ‘a’ali’i-no gale can push me over.”

ʻAʻaliʻi or Dodonaea viscosais is an indigenous Hawaiian plant with shiny dark green leaves that grow well in sunny areas. Usually found in shrub form, but with enough rain, ʻaʻaliʻi can grow into tall trees. ʻAʻaliʻi are known for their deep roots and bendable branches, making this plant hard to knock down in wind or rains. The flowers range from golden-bronze, greenish-white to a deep reddish-maroon.

ʻAʻaliʻi are usually one of the first shrubs to be planted when regenerating forests as they grow rapidly and are among the hardier of indigenous plants, allowing for other not as robust species to be protected and thrive beneath them.