Thursday, January 25, 2007

100% Hawaiian Cotton

I saw this cotton tree, the other day, while walking with a friend in Manoa. I asked her if that looked like cotton. Judging by the one's on the ground we figured it must be. I had to go back yesterday to get shots of this tree.

The Hawaiian variety is called Ma‘o, and has the same yellow flower I saw on this tree, but too high up to get a decent shot.

What amused me was that the first thing I thought about was the southern US, and the pictures in our American history books. I was always under the impression that cotton was a hedge.

Donna, this one's for you!

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