Surrounded by a vast array of colorful trees and shrubs, many residents and visitors with scant knowledge of botany are unable to find out more about "that tree with the small, pink flowers" or "the one on the corner with the pale green leaves." Kepler comes to our rescue with this easy-to-use guide and brings alive the kaleidoscopic flora that beautifies Hawai‘i.
"The abundance of colorful trees in Hawaii stirs the imagination of the visitor who wonders what this is, or how that tree got to the islands. With the aid of Angela Kay Kepler’s colorful guide, we can now easily identify the major species, and further appreciate its beauty. . . . [Kepler] has filled her book with colorful photos and crisp, accurate descriptions." —Hawaii Magazine
"[This] guide identifies common ornamental and native trees and shrubs of Hawaii and offers information on the history, ecology, ethnobotany, and folklore of the trees." —Hawaiian Historical Society Newsletter
Author: Kepler, Angela Kay;