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Wonderland in Wahiawa

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COURTESY NAOMI HOFFMAN

The vivid summer-torch bromeliad (Billbergia pyramidalis), native to Brazil, blooms for only one week

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COURTESY NAOMI HOFFMAN

The vivid summer-torch bromeliad (Billbergia pyramidalis), native to Brazil, blooms for only one week

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COURTESY NAOMI HOFFMAN

A cascade of blue-green flowers falls from a jade vine (Strongylodon macrobotrys). This elegant climber from the Philippines is found near the entrance to Wahiawa Botanical Garden.

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COURTESY NAOMI HOFFMAN

A cascade of blue-green flowers falls from a jade vine (Strongylodon macrobotrys). This elegant climber from the Philippines is found near the entrance to Wahiawa Botanical Garden.

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COURTESY NAOMI HOFFMAN

The inner flower parts of the katmon tree (Dillenia philippinensis) seem to resemble a sea anenome.

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COURTESY NAOMI HOFFMAN

The inner flower parts of the katmon tree (Dillenia philippinensis) seem to resemble a sea anenome.

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COURTESY HONOLULU BOTANICAL GARDENS

A huge stand of yellow bamboo forms a canopy over a walkway in the Wahiawa Botanical Garden. More than 2,000 plants and trees representing 1,963 species thrive in the cool rainforest setting.

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COURTESY HONOLULU BOTANICAL GARDENS

A huge stand of yellow bamboo forms a canopy over a walkway in the Wahiawa Botanical Garden. More than 2,000 plants and trees representing 1,963 species thrive in the cool rainforest setting.

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COURTESY JOSH SAND

Naomi Hoffman, above, collect leaves from a ficus tree for an identification study at Wahiawa Botanical Garden.

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COURTESY JOSH SAND

Naomi Hoffman, above, collect leaves from a ficus tree for an identification study at Wahiawa Botanical Garden.

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COURTESY JOSH SAND

The pride of Burma tree (Amherstia nobilis), with its pink flowers, is widely cultivated but is probably extinct in the wild.

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COURTESY JOSH SAND

The pride of Burma tree (Amherstia nobilis), with its pink flowers, is widely cultivated but is probably extinct in the wild.