Hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis), known colloquially as Chinese hibiscus, China rose, or Hawaiian hibiscus, is the national flower of Malaysia, called “bunga raya” in Malay. This can be translated in a number of ways, including “great flower” or “celebratory flower.”
The yellow variety of the hibiscus is the official flower of Hawaiʻi, where it is often hybridized and is worn ornamentally in the hair and in lei. In Hawaiian, hibiscus is called “aloalo.”
The hibiscus is known for symbolizing beauty and joy, which is why it’s so commonly worn by the locals. It is said that if the flower is worn behind a woman’s left ear, that she is taken or married, and if it is worn on the right then she is available or single.
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