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Brighamia insignis, Brighamia citrina, Olulu, Alula, Hawaiian Palm

Brighamia insignis, Brighamia citrina

Olulu, Alula, Hawaiian Palm
Family: Campanulaceae
Origin: Hawaii
CaudexSmall plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeRegular waterWhite, off-white flowersYellow, orange flowersFragrantEthnomedical plant.
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This short-lived perennial species is a member of a unique endemic Hawaiian genus. Both species have succulent stems, flower stalks that grow out from between the leaves. It has clusters of fragrant yellow flowers in groups of three to eight in the leaf axils.

Botanists and horticulturists have helped to save the species from extinction by pollinating plants and collecting seeds for propagation in collections.

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