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
Aloha for Maui Coloring Pages
Aloha For Maui
A lei of lokelani and love for Maui and their families.
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.