Hawaiian Name: Aalii
Pronunciation: Click Here
Scientific Name: Dodonaea viscosa
Hawaiian Plant Status: Indigenous


"Unlike most trees in Hawaii, aalii has a deep tap-root, which allows it to tap into deeper water supplies and stand up to high wind levels." (Amy p.46)

"He aalii ku makani mai au; Aohe makani nana e kulai. I am a wind-resisting aalii; no gale can push me over." (Pukui #507)

The plant is used to make beautiful lei.


(Amy) Amy Greenwell Garden Ethnobotanical Guide to Native Hawaiian Plants & Polynesian-Introduced Plants by Noa Kekuewa Lincoln

(Pukui) Olelo Noeau Hawaiian Proverbs & Poetical Sayings by Mary Kawena Pukui

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Aloha For Maui

A lei of lokelani and love for Maui and their families.

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Pule For Maui

Keeping a prayer always in our hearts no matter where we are in the world for all those who perished in the fire and also those who survived it.

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Nani O Haleakala

A beacon of light and hope. Haleakala, the home of the sun, gives all of Hawaii hope for better days ahead and a reason to keep giving to and supporting one another.

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