The Two Trees of Molokai
The north shore of Molokai is a veritable Hawaiian Garden of Eden overflowing with lush, tropical plants and flowers, waterfalls, tropical birds and hidden beaches. Two kinds of trees, the kiawe and ohia lehua. (Source)
The kiawe tree, growing in the drier regions of Molokai, is so efficient at extracting moisture from soil that it can kill nearby plants by depriving them of water.
The ohia lehua is a flowering plant unique to the six largest islands of Hawaii. It’s name derives from “Hawaiian mythology, in which ʻŌhiʻa was a handsome warrior and Lehua was his beautiful lover, and they were transformed into a tree and its flowers, respectively,” (Wiki).
Go on a Hawaiian adventure through Molokai with monk seals, Mike Prickett and the Zen Den.