Native Plants at the Hawai‘i Convention Center

Ālula (Brighamia insignis)

Brighamia insignis, commonly known as ʻŌlulu or Alula in Hawaiian, is an endangered species of Hawaiian lobelioid in the bellflower family, Campanulaceae.

It is native to the islands of Kauaʻi and Niʻihau. Some of its common names include Cabbage-On-a-Baseball-Bat, Cabbage-On-a-Stick or Hawaiian Palm.

The plant blooms in September through November and has clusters of fragrant yellow flowers in groups of three to eight in the leaf axils. Ālula flowers have a wonderful sweet fragrance described as honeysuckle or citrus-like.

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