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State Flowers of the United States

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  • 71125_88_88 Plantae > Rosaceae

    Malus domestica

    Apple

    Michigan - In 1897, the Apple Blossom (Pyrus coronaria) was designated the state flower. Sponsors noted it was “one of the most fragrant and beautiful flowered species of apple.” It is native to the state. (Source:http://www.michigan.gov/documents/mhc_mhm_statesymbols2002_47909_7.pdf)

  • 82707_88_88 Plantae > Berberidaceae

    Berberis aquifolium

    Oregon Grape

    Oregon - In 1899, Oregon Grape (Mahonia aquifolium, Berberis aquifolium, ) was declared the Oregon state flower by the Legislature. The plant, with its holly like foliage and yellow flowers can be found mainly on the Pacific Coast. (Source: http://www.leg.state.nv.us/General/NVFacts/)

  • 77631_88_88 Plantae > Theaceae

    Camellia japonica

    Snow Camellia

    Alabama - A bill introduced in the 1927 legislature by Representative T. E. Martin, Montgomery County, making the goldenrod the state flower, became a law on September 6, 1927. House Bill 24, approved August 26, 1959, amended Section 8, Title 55, of the Code of 1940, to read: "The camellia is hereby designated and named as the state flower of Alabama." (Acts 1959, No. 124.) In June 1999, the Legislature designated that the camellia, Camellia japonica L., is the official state flower of Alabama.

    References:
    http://www.archives.alabama.gov/emblems/st_flowe.html

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  • 25231_88_88 Plantae > Boraginaceae

    Myosotis asiatica

    Asian Forget-me-not

    Alaska - The forget-me-not, which grows well throughout Alaska, is Alaska's state flower. The blue background of the state flag serves to represent both the sky and the forget-me-not.

    References:
    http://www.dced.state.ak.us/ded/dev/student_info/student.htm

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  • 67125_88_88 Plantae > Cactaceae

    Carnegia gigantea

    Saguaro

    Arizona - The state flower is the white blossom of the saguaro, the largest cactus in the United States. The saguaro blossom was officially made the state flower of Arizona in 1931. The blossoms appear on the tips of the long arms of the cactus during May and June.

    References:
    http://www.azsos.gov/public_services/kids/kids_state_symbols_flower.htm

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    Image of an unknown taxon

    Image of Malus domestica

    Arkansas - The apple blossom was adopted as the Arkansas State Flower by the General Assembly of 1901. Apple blossoms have pink and white petals and green leaves. At one time Arkansas was a major apple producing state. The town of Lincoln in Washington County hosts the annual Arkansas Apple Festival.

    References:
    http://www.soskids.arkansas.gov/5-8-history-state-symbols.html

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  • 77085_88_88 Plantae > Papaveraceae

    Eschscholzia californica

    California Poppy

    California - California Indians cherished the poppy as both a source of food and for oil extracted from the plant. Its botanical name, Eschsholtzia californica, was given by Adelbert Von Chamisso, a naturalist and member of the Prussian Academy of Sciences, who dropped anchor in San Francisco in 1816 in a bay surrounded by hills of the golden flowers. Also sometimes known as the flame flower, la amapola, and copa de oro (cup of gold), the poppy grows wild throughout California. It became the state flower in 1903. Every year April 6 is California Poppy Day, and Governor Wilson proclaimed May 13-18, 1996, Poppy Week.

    References:
    http://www.library.ca.gov/history/symbols.html

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  • 46286_88_88 Plantae > Ranunculaceae

    Aquilegia coerulea

    Colorado Columbine

    Colorado - The white and lavender Columbine, Aquilegia caerules, was adopted as the official state flower on April 4, 1899. In 1925, the General Assembly made it the duty of all citizens to protect this rare species from needless destruction or waste. To further protect this fragile flower, the law prohibits digging or uprooting the flower on public lands and limits the gathering of buds, blossoms and stems to 25 in one day. It is unlawful to pick the columbine on private land without consent of the land owner.

    References:
    http://www.colorado.gov/dpa/doit/archives/history/symbemb.htm

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    Kalmia latifolia (Ericaceae) - inflorescence - whole - unspec...

    Image of Kalmia latifolia

    Connecticut - Designated as the State Flower 1907, the Mountain Laurel is perhaps the most beautiful of native American shrubs. Its fragrance and the massed richness of its white and pink blossoms so vividly contrast with the darker colors of the forests and the fields that they have continually attracted the attention of travelers since the earliest days of our colonization. First mentioned in John Smith's "General History," in 1624 specimens were sent to Linnaeus, the famous botanist, by the Swedish explorer Peter Kalm in 1750. Linnaeus gave it the name of Kalmia latifolia, honoring the name his correspondent and at the same time describing the "wide-leafed" characteristic of the plant. In addition to being called the "Mountain Laurel," the plant has also been spoken of as "Calico Bush" and "Spoonwood."

    References:
    http://www.ct.gov/ctportal/cwp/view.asp?a=885&q=246494

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  • Plantae > Rosaceae

    Prunus persica

    Delaware - Passage of the act to adopt the Peach Blossom on May 9, 1895, was prompted by Delaware's reputation as the "Peach State," since her orchards contained more than 800,000 peach trees yielding a crop worth thousands of dollars at that time.

    References:
    http://delaware.gov/facts/plant.shtml

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  • 37434_88_88 Plantae > Rutaceae

    Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck (pro. sp.)

    Orange

    Florida - The orange blossom became the state flower through a concurrent resolution passed by the 1909 Legislature. This fragrant flower is found in central and south Florida.

    References:
    http://www.leg.state.fl.us/kids/symbols/index.html

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  • 39076_88_88 Plantae > Rosaceae

    Rosa laevigata

    Cherokee Rose

    Georgia - In 1916, with the support of the Georgia Federation of Women's Clubs, the Cherokee rose was named the state floral emblem. The name "Cherokee Rose" is a local designation derived from the Cherokee Indians who widely distributed the plant. The rose is excessively thorny and generously supplied with leaves of a vivid green. In color, it is waxy white with a large golden center. Blooming time is in the early spring, but favorable conditions will produce, in the fall of the year, a second flowering of this hardy plant.

    References:
    http://www.sos.ga.gov/archives/state_symbols/state_flower.html

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  • 98488_88_88 Plantae > Malvaceae

    Hibiscus brackenridgei

    Ma'o Hau Hele

    Hawaii - Hibiscus brackenridgei is an endangered Hawaiian endemic plant and it is the official state flower of Hawai'i. It is native to dry forests and shrub lands at elevations from 400 to 2,600 feet. It is found on all the main Hawaiian islands except Ni'ihau and Kaho'olawe, but it is not common in any location. (Wagner 1990)

    References:
    http://www2.hawaii.edu/~eherring/hawnprop/hib-brac.htm

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  • 97865_88_88 Plantae > Hydrangeaceae

    Philadelphus lewisii

    Zeller's Mock Orange

    Idaho - The history of the Syringa, or Lewis Mock Orange, as a representative of the State of Idaho, began in the summer of 1890. Idaho had just been admitted to the union in July. As a new state, Idaho was in need of an official state seal. Concurrent Resolution No. 1, of the First Idaho Legislature, directed that a committee be formed to sponsor a design contest for the seal and that a prize of $100.00 be awarded for the best design. The First Legislature also agreed to identify Syringa as the official state flower.

    References:
    http://www.netstate.com/states/symb/flowers/id_syringa.htm

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  • 39479_88_88 cellular organisms > Violaceae

    Viola

    Violet

    Illinois - In 1907, Illinois schoolchildren voted to select the state tree and the state flower. They selected the Native Oak and the Violet. The General Assembly approved a bill to make these selections official in 1908.

    References:
    http://www2.illinois.gov/about/Pages/StateSymbols.aspx)

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  • 23454_88_88 Plantae > Paeoniaceae

    Paeonia lactiflora

    Chinese Peony

    Indiana - The peony (Paeonia) was adopted as the Indiana state flower by the 1957 General Assembly (Indiana Code 1-2-7). From 1931 to 1957 the zinnia was the state flower. The peony blooms the last of May and early June in various shades of red and pink and also in white; it occurs in single and double forms. No particular variety or color was designated by the General Assembly. It is cultivated widely throughout the state and is extremely popular for decorating gravesites for Memorial Day.

    References:
    http://www.in.gov/history/2798.htm

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  • 65553_88_88 Plantae > Rosaceae

    Rosa arkansana

    Prairie Rose

    Iowa - The 26th General Assembly designated the wild rose as the official state flower in 1897. It was chosen for the honor because it was one of the decorations used on the silver service which the state presented to the battleship USS Iowa that same year. Although no particular species of the flower was designated by the General Assembly, the wild prairie rose (rosa pratincola) is most often cited as the official flower. Wild roses are found throughout the state and bloom from June through late summer. The flower, in varying shades of pink, is set off by many yellow stamens in the center.

    References:
    http://publications.iowa.gov/135/1/profile/8-1.html)

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  • 79816_88_88 Plantae > Asteraceae

    Helianthus annuus

    Common Sunflower

    Kansas - Kansas recognized the sunflower as official state flower in 1903 (the sunflower is also featured on the Kansas state quarter, state flag, and the nickname for Kansas is "The Sunflower State."

    References:
    http://www.statesymbolsusa.org/Kansas/flower_sunflower.html

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  • 74207_88_88 Plantae > Asteraceae

    Solidago

    Goldenrods

    Kentucky - Goldenrod is native to all of Kentucky where over 30 of nearly 100 species of this weedy herb are found. When goldenrod was chosen as the state flower in 1926 by a joint resolution of the General Assembly, no specific species was designated. Spread across the land like large, billowy yellow blankets, goldenrod bursts forth in full bloom in late summer. Honey-making bees use the goldenrod's nectar and that of other Asteraceae plants to make an autumn honey. Goldenrod may range between one and eight feet in height, and some species are fragrant. Several species have serrated leaves which alternate among wand-like stems. Numerous small flower heads, composed of multi-flowered rays, crowd together to form clusters at the top of stems.

    References:
    http://homeschooling.about.com/library/blkyflower.htm

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    Image of Magnolia grandiflora

    Image of Magnolia grandiflora

    Louisiana - The large creamy-white bloom of the magnolia tree (Magnolia grandiflora) was designated the state flower in 1900 because of the abundance of trees throughout the state. The magnolia is an evergreen and the flower is usually fragrant. After the six to twelve petals of the flower have fallen away the large cone shaped fruit of the magnolia is exposed.

    References:
    http://www.sos.louisiana.gov/tabid/217/Default.aspx

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  • 58268_88_88 Plantae > Pinaceae

    Pinus strobus

    Eastern White Pine

    Maine - White pine cone and tassel (Pinus strobus, linnaeus). Adopted by the Legislature of 1895. The White pine is considered to be the largest conifer in the northeastern United States. Leaves (needles) are soft, flexible and bluish-green to silver green in color and are regularly arranged in bundles of five. Needles are 2 1/2-5 inches long and are usually shed at the end of the second growing season. Flowers (strobili) occur on the tree. Cones are 4-8 inches in length, usually slightly curved. Cone scales are thin and never have prickles. Cones also have a fragrant gummy resin.

    References:
    http://www.maine.gov/sos/kids/about/symbols/tree.htm

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  • 45269_88_88 Plantae > Asteraceae

    Rudbeckia hirta

    Blackeyed Susan

    Maryland - The Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta) has been the official Maryland flower since 1918 when it was designated the "Floral Emblem" of Maryland by the General Assembly (Chapter 458, Acts of 1918; Code State Government Article, sec. 13-305). In his Species Plantarum (1753), the Swedish naturalist Carl Linnaeus (1701-1778) described and named the flower Rudbeckia after Olav Rudbeck and his son, both professors at the University of Uppsala, and hirta from the Latin meaning "rough hairy". Black-Eyed Susans, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, 1998.

    References:
    http://www.msa.md.gov/msa/mdmanual/01glance/html/symbols/flower.html)

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  • 42595_88_88 Plantae > Ericaceae

    Epigaea repens

    Trailing Arbutus

    Massachusetts - The Mayflower also commonly known as the ground laurel or trailing arbutus, was adopted as the official flower of the Commonwealth by the General Court on May 1, 1918. A fragrant, pink or white, spring-blooming five petal flower, it grows in woods, preferring sandy or rocky soil, under or near evergreens. Unfortunately, since 1925 it has been on the endangered list.

    References:
    http://www.mass.gov/?pageID=mg2terminal&L=5&L0=Home&L1=State+Government&L2=About+Massachusetts&L3=Interactive+State+House&L4=History+Resources&sid=massgov2&b=terminalcontent&f=interactive_statehouse_fun_facts&csid=massgov2

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  • 62617_88_88 Plantae > Orchidaceae

    Cypripedium reginae

    Showy Lady's Slipper

    Minnesota - The Pink and White Lady Slipper (cypripedium reginae) is one of Minnesota's rarest wildflowers. Thriving in swamps, bogs, and damp woods, they grow slowly, taking 4 to 16 years to produce their first flower. Sometimes they live for 50 years and grow four feet tall. They bloom in late June or early July. It is illegal to pick the lady slipper.

    References:
    http://www.state.mn.us/portal/mn/jsp/content.do?id=-8542&subchannel=null&sc2=null&sc3=null&contentid=536879483&contenttype=EDITORIAL&programid=9227&agency=NorthStar)

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  • 66552_88_88 Plantae > Magnoliaceae

    Magnolia grandiflora

    Magnolia Grandiflora

    Mississippi - An election was held in November 1900 to select a State Flower. Votes were submitted by 23,278 school children. The magnolia received 12,745 votes; the cotton blossom 4,171; and the cape jasmine 2,484. There were a few votes for other flowers. The magnolia was officially designated as the State Flower by the 1952 Legislature. The magnolia is also Mississippi's state tree.

    References:
    http://www.ms.gov/symbols.jsp

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  • 38129_88_88 Plantae > Rosaceae

    Crataegus

    Hawthorns

    Missouri - The White Hawthorn Blossom was named the state flower of Missouri on March 16, 1923. These flowers are white and grow in bunches on hawthorn trees. The White Hawthorn Blossom is most common in southern Missouri.

    References:
    http://www.sos.mo.gov/kids/history/symbols.asp?symbol=floral)

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  • 54233_88_88 Plantae > Montiaceae

    Lewisia rediviva

    Oregon Bitterroot

    Montana - The bitterroot’s scientific name comes from Meriwether Lewis, who first officially described the plant in 1805. (Rediviva, Latin for “revived,” refers to the plant’s bright flowers, which blossom each summer.) But long before that, the bitterroot was well known to American Indians of the region, who for centuries boiled and ate the plant’s nutritious root. Despite its heritage and lovely pink petals, the bitterroot was no shoo-in for Montana’s state flower. Many people denounced the oddly shaped forb. The Helena Independent editorialized in 1894 that the bitterroot “has one quality which should be fatal to it as a state emblem. It has no stem . . . and the leaves and flower grow out of the top of a thick, fleshy, spindle-shaped root.” That made the flower difficult to pick, the editors argued, and lacking a stem it couldn’t be made into a bouquet or worn as a boutonnière. But 3,621 Montanans disagreed, and that year they made the bitterroot the clear winner in a statewide contest. (The evening primrose and the wild rose took distant second and third places with 787 and 668 votes, respectively.) The 1895 legislature acknowledged the public’s decision and made the bitterroot the official state flower of Montana.

    References:
    http://fwp.mt.gov/mtoutdoors/HTML/articles/2011/StateSymbols.htm

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  • 97701_88_88 Plantae > Asteraceae

    Solidago gigantea

    Giant Goldenrod

    Nebraska - The goldenrod (Solidago serotina) was declared the state flower by legislative action in 1895. Numerous species of goldenrod grow throughout the state. The goldenrod is an erect, coarse-looking perennial herb that is usually about two or three feet tall. The small flower heads, which are almost always yellow but sometimes have cream-colored or white rays, are grouped into either elongated or flattish clusters. The flowers appear from July through October.

    References:
    http://www.sos.ne.gov/symbols/flower.html

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  • 22651_88_88 Plantae > Asteraceae

    Artemisia tridentata

    Big Sagebrush

    Nevada - The Sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata or trifida) grows abundantly in the deserts of the western U.S. A member of the wormwood family, sagebrush is a branching bush (1 to 12 feet high) and grows in regions where other kinds of vegetation cannot subsist. Known for its pleasant aroma, gray green twigs, and pale yellow flowers, sagebrush is an important winter food for sheep and cattle.

    References:
    http://www.leg.state.nv.us/General/NVFacts/

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  • 10152_88_88 Plantae > Oleaceae

    Syringa vulgaris

    Common Lilac

    New Hampshire - The purple lilac, Syringa vulgaris, is the state flower of New Hampshire. New Hampshire historian Leon Anderson writes in To This Day that the purple lilac was first imported from England and planted at the Portsmouth home of Governor Benning Wentworth in 1750. It was adopted as our state’s flower in 1919. That year bills and amendments were introduced promoting the apple blossom, purple aster, wood lily, Mayflower, goldenrod, wild pasture rose, evening primrose and buttercup as the state flower. A long and lively debate followed regarding the relative merits of each flower. The purple lilac was ultimately chosen, according to Anderson in New Hampshire’s Flower -- Tree -- Bird because it "is symbolic of that hardy character of the men and women of the Granite State".

    References:
    http://www.nh.gov/nhinfo/flower.html

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    Image of Viola sororia

    Image of Viola sororia

    New Jersey - New Jersey has considered the violet as the State flower since 1913. It wasn't until 1971, however, that the Legislature adopted a bill that made Viola sororia one of the state's official symbols. Even though violets are often considered "shy", they are are hardy enough to grow in New Jersey fields, lawns, and anywhere they can find warm spring sunshine.

    References:
    http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/kids/1280njsym.asp

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  • 89459_88_88 Plantae > Asparagaceae

    Yucca glauca

    Soapweed Yucca

    New Mexico - The yucca (pronounced “yuh-ka”) was called “our Lord’s candles” by early settlers who saw its beautiful flowers gracing the plains and deserts of New Mexico. It is found in abundant quantities throughout the state. The yucca elate is considered the most elegant of the species. The yucca is a member of the lily family and is a symbol of sturdiness as well as beauty. In early summer, pale ivory flowers bloom at the tips of its long, fibrous stalks. At the base of the plant are broad, sharp-edged leaves that look like stilettos. The yucca sometimes grows to the height of a small tree. Early inhabitants found that ground yucca roots were an excellent substitute for soap. Yucca has always been popular among New Mexicans for shampoo, and it is rapidly gaining commercial favor throughout the country. The yucca was selected after a survey of schoolchildren found that they preferred it for New Mexico’s state flower. The New Mexico Federation of Women’s Clubs supported the children’s choice, and on March 14, 1927, the state legislature adopted the yucca as the official state flower.

    References:
    http://www.nmlegis.gov/lcs/lcsdocs/NMLegHandbook01-05.pdf

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  • 13893_88_88 Plantae > Rosaceae

    Rosa

    Rose

    New York - The rose, wild or cultivated, in all its variety and colors, was made the State flower in 1955. The rose is a perennial flower that grows on a shrub or vine of the genus Rosa. Roses often have beautiful and fragrant flowers, but the stems have thorns, or prickles. Wild roses like the pasture rose (right) usually have just five petals, while cultivated roses tend to have multiple sets of petals. Roses can be found in many gardens, as well as growing wild, throughout New York. Ever popular, the rose was at the top of a school children's poll of favorite flowers in 1891. The rose is also the national floral emblem of the United States.

    References:
    http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/emblems/flower.htm

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    File:IMG 1527Dogwood.JPG

    Image of Cornus florida

    North Carolina - The General Assembly of 1941 designated the dogwood as the State Flower. (Session Laws , 1941, c. 289). The Dogwood (Cornus florida) is one of the most prevalent trees in North Carolina and can be found in all parts of the State from the mountains to the coast. Its blossoms, which appear in early spring and continue on into summer, are most often found in white, although shades of pink and red are not uncommon.

    References:
    http://ncpedia.org/symbols/flower

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  • 08542_88_88 Plantae > Rosaceae

    Rosa arkansana

    Prairie Rose

    North Dakota - Rosa Blanda or Arkansana was adopted as the state flower of North Dakota in 1907. The flower sports five bright pink petals with a tight cluster of yellow stamens in the center. The Wild Prairie Rose grows along roadsides, in pastures, and in native meadows.

    References:
    http://www.nd.gov/content.htm?parentCatID=75&id=State%20Flower

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  • 65813_88_88 Plantae > Caryophyllaceae

    Dianthus caryophyllus

    Carnation

    Ohio - The red carnation was adopted as Ohio's state flower in 1904 in memory of President William McKinley, who always wore a red carnation in his lapel.

    References:
    http://www.governorsresidence.ohio.gov/children/symbols.aspx)

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  • 83981_88_88 Plantae > Santalaceae

    Phoradendron serotinum

    American Mistletoe

    Oklahoma - Mistletoe phoradendron serotinum the oldest of Oklahoma's symbols, adopted in 1893 -- 14 years before statehood. Mistletoe grows on trees throughout the state and is particularly bountiful in the southern regions of Oklahoma. The dark green leaves and white berries show up brightly during the fall and winter in trees that have shed their own leaves.

    References:
    http://www.ok.gov/osfdocs/stinfo.html

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  • 63321_88_88 Plantae > Ericaceae

    Kalmia latifolia

    Mountain Laurel

    Pennsylvania - A variety of blooming native flowers herald spring and summer in Penn's Woods. Chief among them is the evergreen Mountain laurel, Kalmia latifolia. Governor Gifford Pinchot decided the choice of the official State flower in the 1930s. The General Assembly had passed two bills each naming a different favorite shrub-(Mountain laurel and the Pink azalea). Governor Pinchot chose the former and signed the bill into law on May 5, 1933.

    References:
    http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/forestry/mountainlaurel.asp

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  • 11826_88_88 Plantae > Violaceae

    Viola dactyloides

    Trilobed Violet

    Rhode Island - The violet was voted as the state flower by school children and announced on Arbor Day in 1897. But it wasn't until March 11, 1968 that the flower was officially adopted as the state flower. Rhode Island was the last state to adopt an official state flower.

    References:
    http://www.ri.gov/facts/factsfigures.php

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  • 82598_88_88 Plantae > Gelsemiaceae

    Gelsemium sempervirens

    Carolina Jessamine

    South Carolina - The Yellow Jessamine was adopted by the General Assembly as the official State Flower on February 1, 1924. The Yellow Jessamine is indigenous to every part of the State. It is a climbing woody vine with evergreen leaves and blooms small, yellow, tubular, fragrant clusters.

    References:
    http://www.scstatehouse.gov/studentpage/coolstuff/plants.shtml

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  • 23704_88_88 Plantae > Ranunculaceae

    Anemone patens

    Pasque Flower

    South Dakota - The pasque is a small lavender flower that is a member of the buttercup family. It grows wild throughout the state, and its blooming is one of the first sings of spring in South Dakota. (Anemone patens var. multifida)

    References:
    http://www.sddot.com/kidspage/treevor_pasque.asp

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  • 23704_88_88 Plantae > Ranunculaceae

    Anemone patens var. multifida

    American Pasqueflower

    South Dakota - The pasque is a small lavender flower that is a member of the buttercup family. It grows wild throughout the state, and its blooming is one of the first sings of spring in South Dakota.

    References:
    http://www.sddot.com/kidspage/treevor_pasque.asp

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  • 92769_88_88 Plantae > Iridaceae

    Iris germanica

    German Iris

    Tennessee - The iris, genus Iridaceae, is an herbacious perennial of which there are about 170 species, including several North American varieties, the most common of which is the Blue Flag. While there are several different colors among the iris, and the act naming the iris as the state flower did not name a particular color, by common acceptance the purple iris is considered the state flower.

    References:
    http://www.tn.gov/sos/symbols/symbols.htm

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  • 15006_88_88 Plantae > Fabaceae

    Lupinus

    Lupine

    Texas - Texas actually has five state flowers, more or less, and they are all bluebonnets. The five state flowers of Texas are: Lupinus subcarnosus, the original champion and still co-holder of the title, grows naturally in deep sandy loams from Leon County southwest to LaSalle County and down to the northern part of Hidalgo County in the Valley. It is often referred to as the sandy land bluebonnet. The plant's leaflets are blunt, sometimes notched with silky undersides. This species, which reaches peak bloom in late March, is not easy to maintain in clay soils. Lupinus texensis, the favorite of tourists and artists, provides the blue spring carpet of Central Texas. It is widely known as THE Texas bluebonnet. It has pointed leaflets, the flowering stalk is tipped with white (like a bunny's tail) and hits its peak bloom in late March and early April. It is the easiest of all the species to grow. Lupinus Havardii, also known as the Big Bend or Chisos Bluebonnet, is the most majestic of the Texas bluebonnet tribe with flowering spikes up to three feet. It is found on the flats of the Big Bend country in early spring, usually has seven leaflets and is difficult to cultivate outside its natural habitat. Lupinus concinnus is an inconspicuous little lupine, from 2 to 7 inches, with flowers which combine elements of white, rosy purple and lavender. Commonly known as the annual lupine, it is found sparingly in the Trans-Pecos region, blooming in early spring. Lupinus plattensis sneaks down from the north into the Texas Panhandle's sandy dunes. It is the only perennial species in the state and grows to about two feet tall. It normally blooms in mid to late spring and is also known as the dune bluebonnet, the plains bluebonnet and the Nebraska Lupine. In 1971, the Legislature handled the dilemma by adding the two species together, plus "any other variety of bluebonnet not heretofore recorded", and lumped them all into one state flower.

    References:
    http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/archives/parsons/flowers/bluebonnet/bluebonnetstory.html

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  • 75844_88_88 Plantae > Liliaceae

    Calochortus

    Mariposa Lily

    Utah - The sego lily (Calochortus nuttallii) was made the official state flower in 1911 after a census was taken of the state's school children as to their preference for a state flower. The sego lily grows six to eight inches high on open grass and sage rangelands in the Great Basin during the summer months. The plant is important to Utah because the bulbs were eaten by the early Mormon settlers during their first winter in the valley when food was scarce.

    References:
    http://www.utah.com/visitor/state_facts/symbols.htm

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  • 08055_88_88 Plantae > Cornaceae

    Cornus florida

    Flowering Dogwood

    Virginia - You can see beautiful flowering dogwoods all over the state of Virginia. That is one reason why the flowering Dogwood became Virginia's state flower in 1956. The Dogwood blooms from early spring into the summer months. In the spring it produces a small greenish-white or yellow flower surrounded by large, white or pink leaves.

    References:
    http://library.thinkquest.org/CR0212420/virsym.htm

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    Rhododendron macrophyllum

    Pacific Rhododendron

    Washington - In 1892, before they had the right to vote, Washington women selected the coast rhododendron as the state flower. They wanted an official flower to enter in a floral exhibit at the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago. Six flowers were considered, but the final decision was narrowed to clover and the "rhodie," and voting booths were set up for ladies throughout the state. When the ballots were counted, the rhododendron had been chosen as the Washington state flower. In 1959, the Legislature designated the native species, Rhododendron macrophyllum, as the official flower of the state of Washington. (Source:http://www.leg.wa.gov/Symbols/Pages/default.aspx)

    References:
    Source:http://www.leg.wa.gov/Symbols/Pages/default.aspx

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    Rhododendron maximum

    Great Laurel

    West Virginia - The Rhododendron, West Virginia's State Flower. With the recommendation of the Governor and a vote by public school pupils, the Legislature adopted House Joint Resolution 19 on January 29, 1903, naming the Rhododendron the official state flower.

    References:
    http://www.legis.state.wv.us/Educational/Kids_Page/4.html

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  • 37423_88_88 Plantae > Violaceae

    Viola sororia

    Hooded Blue Violet, Meadow Violet, Common Blue Violet

    Wisconsin - Wood Violet (Viola papilionacea) Adopted as Wisconsin's official state flower on Arbor Day 1909, the wood violet's gentle green leaves and purple petals sway in the breeze reflecting Wisconsin's scenic beauty.

    References:
    http://www.wisconsin.gov/state/core/wisconsin_state_symbols.html

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    Castilleja linariifolia

    Wyoming Indian-paintbrush

    Wyoming - Indian Paintbrush became Wyoming's official state flower on January 31, 1917. Despite the flower's prominent status within the state, it is still commonly known by a variety of names, including harsh paintbrush, cliff paintbrush, small flowered paintbrush, painted cup and prairie fire.

    References:
    http://www.homeandgardenideas.com/gardening/regional-gardens/midwest-us/all-about-wyoming-state-flower)

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