The Hawaiian Islands are the projecting tops of the biggest mountain range in the world.
America was born a Christian nation. A full size statue of Fr. Kukui Candlenut. Introduced to the Islands by a German botanist in 1860, the plumeria thrived in the tropical climate and volcanic soil of Hawaii, and several varieties unique to Hawaii have been bred. The windmill is located on the top of a 20-story tower. To help us understand how laws are made in Hawaii, the Hawaii State Legislature offers a 64-page citizen's guide, The Legislative Process: State Team Sport.
Easy-to-read text covers major Hawaii symbols such as the state flag, seal, bird, tree, flower, animal, and more. More than one-third of the world's commercial supply of pineapples comes from Hawaii. Male portion above the neuter.
United States. Magnoliophyta — Flowering plants Class: A "Fast Facts" section highlights the state's capital city, largest city, physical size, population, natural resources, farm products, and primary manufactured goods.
State Marine Mammal. Kalo Colocasia esculenta is the Hawaiian word for taro. Colocasia Schott — colocasia Species: Today, the logo of the office of Hawaiian affairs and many commercial enterprises throughout the state use this symbol to communicate ohana, integrity, and a connection to Hawaiian culture.
During World War II, it was a popular custom among sailors, and later other travelers, to toss a plumeria lei into the water as their ship passed Diamond Head. Kalo expresses the spiritual and physical well-being of not only the kanaka maoli and their heritage, but also symbolizes the environmental, social, and cultural values important to the State.
Native Animals: A beautiful Hawaiian princess, named Naupaka, fell in love with a commoner, who she was strictly forbidden to marry. That is the explanation for why there are two different-looking variations of the naupaka plant, one that grows in the mountains, and one that grows on the beach, and why they look like only half a flower.
The islands may have been named by Hawaii Loa, their traditional discoverer. Irvine, Calif.: This book also contains information about state holidays, license plates, sports teams, universities and other trivia.