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Taro named state plant of Hawaii

May 3, 2008
The Maui News
HONOLULU (AP) — Taro, the crop used to make poi, has been named the state plant.

Taro is a symbol of Hawaii that was set to become the state plant last year.

But lawmakers made a mistake when they initially passed the law: It wouldn’t have gone into effect until 2025.

This year, they amended the law to make taro the state plant as of July 1.

Taro joins the hibiscus as the state flower and the kukui as the state tree.


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