18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Mobile
Kahili Ginger

This is Kahili Ginger, or Hedychium gardnerianum. It is originally native to the Himalayas and was introduced to Hawaii in the 19th century. It is named in Hawaiian for a feathered pole which is a symbol of royalty.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Honaunau, Hawaii, United States of America
Camera: iPhone 11 Pro
Copyright: © Lindley Rabin