The Story of the Ohia Trees and Lehua Blossoms
Discover the 'ohia trees and lehua blossoms in the beautiful garden surrounding Hale Moana Bed & Breakfast!
By the way do you know the legend behind the beautiful flower and tree?
When you are in Hawaii, you may notice a unique tree with twisted looking branches and a bright red bloom. That’s the 'ohia tree. It’s native to Hawaii and can be found on all the islands.
I like to think of this tree as being the little train that could of the tree family. The reason being is it is one of the first trees to grow in lava. What determination! In fact when you visit Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island, you’ll probably notice 'ohia bushes and ferns providing the first dots of vegetation in a field of lava.