Thursday, June 11, 2009

Tiare flowers picked on my morning stroll in Lanikai,Oahu

A favorite flower seen on many aloha shirts,fine art canvases and behind the ears of people who love the fragrance.


"... The first acceptable scientific name for the plant was based on Tahitian specimens collected by Jules Dumont d'Urville in 1824. Hence the scientific name of Gardenia taitensis, and the English name of Tahitian Gardenia..."

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