Hawaiian State Flag
Hawaii was once an independent kingdom. (1810 - 1893) The flag was designed
at the request of King Kamehameha I. It has eight stripes of white, red and blue that represent the eight main islands. The
flag of Great Britain is emblazoned in the upper left corner to honor Hawaii's friendship with the British.
Hawaii State Flower
(Courtesy of www.50States.com)
The hibiscus, all colors and varieties, was the official Territorial Flower, adopted
in the early 1920s. At statehood in 1959, the first state legislature adopted many of Hawaii's symbols as part of the Hawaii
Revised Statutes (HRS, state laws). It wasn't until 1988, however, that the yellow hibiscus which is native to the islands
was selected to represent Hawaii. For this reason, you will see many older photos and postcards with the red hibiscus, or
any other color for that matter, as the state flower. These weren't incorrect at the time. Click on the image below to print
out a hibiscus that you can color any way you like!