Native Hawaiian Plants
Our modern campus is architecturally integrated with its beautiful natural surroundings. The building names serve as a reminder to students of the natural environment and reference native plants that are either endemic or indigenous to Hawaii. Some of buildings have their namesake plant at the entrance. These pages will introduce you to the plants whose names grace the campus buildings.
The detailed information on the following pages was generously compiled and edited by esteemed KCC Botany instructor Nelda Quensell. The beautiful drawings are the work of former KCC art student Mari Sakamoto, who now holds an MFA from UH Manoa.