• Halema`uma`u Just Before Dawn

    Hawai'i Volcanoes

    National Park Hawai'i

Celebrate National Public Lands Day with Free Park Admission

havo_pr_20100925_publiclands

Subscribe RSS Icon | What is RSS
News Release Date: September 18, 2010
Contact: Mardie Lane, 808-985-6018

.

Did You Know?

Lei made of `a`ali`i and native ferns.

`A`ali`i (Dodonaea viscosa) is an important shrub with many traditional Hawaiian uses. Its hard and durable wood makes a fine spear. Seed pods are fashioned into beautiful lei, while its red capsules can be boiled to make dye.