The ‘a’ala is a fragrant flowering bush that grows on the tropical planet of PL-508. The plant is often grown as colorful hedges. The flowers bloom only one day out of the year, and they all bloom on the same day.
The inhabitants of PL-508 believe the bushes were first planted by the three daughters of Lono and they bloomed immediately. Every year since then, all ‘a’ala plants bloom on the same day in recognition of Lono and fathers everywhere.