List of U.S. state and territory flowers

This is a list of U.S. state, federal district, and territory flowers:

State
federal district
or territory
Common name Scientific name Image Year
Alabama Camellia
(state flower)
Camellia japonica Camellia japonica flower 2 1959
(clarified
1999)[1]
Oak-leaf hydrangea
(state wildflower)
Hydrangea quercifolia Hydrangea quercifolia BhamBotGdn 1999[2]
Alaska Forget-me-not Myosotis alpestris Forget-me-not close 600 1917 [3]
American Samoa Paogo (Ulafala) Pandanus tectorius Pandanus tectorius 1973[4]
Arizona Saguaro cactus blossom Carnegiea gigantea Carnegiea gigantea (Saguaro cactus) blossoms 1931[5]
Arkansas Apple blossom Malus Appletree bloom l 1901[6]
California California poppy Eschscholzia californica California poppy 1903[7]
Colorado Rocky Mountain columbine Aquilegia coerulea Columbine Arapahoe Pass Trail Boulder County Colorado 1899[8]
Connecticut Mountain laurel Kalmia latifolia Kalmia latifolia2 1907[9]
Delaware Peach blossom Prunus persica Peach flowers 1953[10]
District of Columbia American Beauty Rose Rosa Rosa American Beauty illustration 1925[4]
Florida Orange blossom Citrus sinensis Orange blossom 1909[11]
Tickseed (state wildflower) Coreopsis spp. Coreopsis gladiata 1991
Georgia Cherokee rose (state floral emblem) Rosa laevigata Cherokee rose 1916
Azalea (state wildflower) Rhododendron Redazalea
Guam Bougainvillea spectabilis Bougainvillea spectabilis Starr 030418-0058 Bougainvillea spectabilis 1968[4]
Hawaii Hawaiian hibiscus
(maʻo hau hele)
Hibiscus brackenridgei Maohauhele 1988[12]
Idaho Syringa, mock orange Philadelphus lewisii Lewis's Mock-orange NFUW - Umatilla NF Oregon 1931
Illinois Violet Viola Viola sororia 1907[13]
Indiana Peony Paeonia Paeonia 19
Iowa Wild prairie rose Rosa arkansana Rosa arkansana
Kansas Sunflower Helianthus annuus A sunflower
Kentucky Goldenrod Solidago gigantea Solidago virgaurea minuta0 1926[14]
Louisiana Magnolia
(state flower)
Magnolia Magnolia grandiflora3 1900
Louisiana iris
(state wildflower)
Iris giganticaerulea Blue Iris at Jean Lafitte Barataria Unit (cropped)
Maine White pine cone and tassel Pinus strobus Pinus strobus cones 1895
Maryland Black-eyed susan Rudbeckia hirta Rudbeckia hirta Indian Summer 1918[15]
Massachusetts Mayflower Epigaea repens Trailing arbutus 1918
Michigan Apple blossom
(state flower)
Malus Appletree bloom l 1897

[16]

Dwarf lake iris
(state wildflower)
Iris lacustris Dwarf Lake Iris (Iris lacustris) (4719619035) 1998
Minnesota Pink and white lady's slipper Cypripedium reginae Cypripedium reginae Orchi 004 1893
Mississippi Magnolia
(state flower)
Magnolia Magnolia grandiflora3
Tickseed
(state wildflower)
Coreopsis Coreopsis7222
Missouri Hawthorn Crataegus Common hawthorn flowers
Montana Bitterroot Lewisia rediviva Lewisia rediviva 4 1895
Nebraska Goldenrod Solidago gigantea Solidago virgaurea minuta0
Nevada Sagebrush Artemisia tridentata Sagebrush
New Hampshire Purple lilac Syringa vulgaris Lilac (2) 1919
New Jersey Violet Viola sororia Viola sororia 1971[17]
New Mexico Yucca flower Yucca Yucca filamentosa 1927
New York Rose Rosa Rosa sp.163
North Carolina Flowering dogwood (state flower) Cornus florida Flowering Dogwood Cornus florida Yellow Flowers 3008px 1941[18]
Carolina lily (state wildflower) Lilium michauxii Carolina Lily 2003[19]
North Dakota Wild prairie rose Rosa blanda
or arkansana
Rosa arkansana
Northern Mariana Islands Flores mayo Plumeria Frangipani flowers 1979[4]
Ohio Scarlet carnation
(state flower)
Dianthus caryophyllus Red Carnation NGM XXXI p507 1953 [20]
Large white trillium
(state wild flower)
Trillium grandiflorum White Trillium Trillium grandiflorum Flower 2613px 1987[21]
Oklahoma Oklahoma rose
(state flower)
Rosa Rose, Oklahoma - Flickr - nekonomania
Mistletoe
(state floral emblem)
Phoradendron serotinum American Mistletoe (NGM XXXI p514)
Indian blanket
(state wildflower)
Gaillardia pulchella Firewheel or Indian Blanket with a Spider at the back
Oregon Oregon grape Mahonia aquifolium Mahonia aquifolium3
Pennsylvania Mountain laurel
(state flower)
Kalmia latifolia Kalmia latifolia2 1933[22]
Penngift crown vetch
(beautification and
conservation plant)
Coronilla varia Securigera varia bgiu 1982[22]
Puerto Rico Maga Thespesia grandiflora Flower of the maga tree
Rhode Island Violet Viola Viola sororia 1968[23]
South Carolina Yellow jessamine Gelsemium sempervirens Gelsemium sempervirensCDP140CA 1924[24]
Goldenrod
(state wildflower)
Solidago altissima Solidago virgaurea minuta0 2003[25]
South Dakota Pasque flower Pulsatilla hirsutissima Pulsatilla vulgaris-700px
Tennessee Iris
(state cultivated flower)
Iris Iris 'Gene Wild' 2007-05-13 383 1933
Purple passionflower
(state wildflower)
Passiflora incarnata OQ Passion flower 1919
Texas Bluebonnet sp. Lupinus sp. Texas Bluebonnet (Lupinus texensis) 1901
(broadened
in 1971)
Utah Sego lily Calochortus nuttallii Sego lily cm 1911[26]
Vermont Red clover Trifolium pratense Red clover closeup 1894
Virgin Islands Yellow Elder Tecoma stans Yellow elder 1934[4]
Virginia American dogwood Cornus florida Benthamidia florida2
Washington Coast rhododendron Rhododendron macrophyllum Rhododendron macrophyllum 1892
(officially
1959)[27]
West Virginia Rhododendron Rhododendron maximum Rhododendron-by-eiffel-public-domain-20040617
Wisconsin Wood violet Viola sororia Wood Violet 1909[28][29]
Wyoming Indian paintbrush Castilleja linariifolia Indian Paintbrush in Grand Teton NP-NPS 1917.[30][31]

See also

References

  1. ^ "State Flower of Alabama". Alabama Emblems, Symbols and Honors. Alabama Department of Archives and History. 2006-04-27. Retrieved 2007-03-18.
  2. ^ "State Wildflower of Alabama". Alabama Emblems, Symbols and Honors. Alabama Department of Archives and History. 2004-05-27. Retrieved 2007-03-19.
  3. ^ Legislative Affairs Agency, State of Alaska. "Alaska State Legislature Roster of Members, 1913-2013" (PDF). State of Alaska. Retrieved 4 July 2015.
  4. ^ a b c d e https://books.google.com/books?id=sg0tpwxPI6wC&pg=PA107&lpg=PA107#v=onepage&q&f=false State Botanical Symbols. Alan McPherson. Google Books. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  5. ^ "Arizona Revised Statutes, Title 41, Chapter 4.1, Article 5, Section 41-855". Retrieved 2009-07-16.
  6. ^ "Arkansas State Floral Emblem Flower". Netstate.com. Retrieved 2008-10-08.
  7. ^ "California Government Code, General Provisions, Title 1, Division 2, Section 421". Archived from the original on 2009-07-14. Retrieved 2009-07-16.
  8. ^ "Colorado Department of Personnel and Administration". Retrieved 2009-07-16.
  9. ^ "The General Statutes of Connecticut, Title 3, Chapter 3, Section 3-108". Archived from the original on 2009-08-13. Retrieved 2009-07-16.
  10. ^ "The Delaware Code, Title 29, Chapter 3, Section 308". Archived from the original on 2009-05-31. Retrieved 2009-07-16.
  11. ^ "Florida State Symbols". Archived from the original on 2011-06-05.
  12. ^ "Hawaii State Flower - Yellow Hibiscus". statesymbolsusa.org.
  13. ^ "State Symbols". State of Illinois.
  14. ^ "Kentucky State Symbols". Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives. 2007-03-30. Archived from the original on 2011-01-28. Retrieved 2007-07-02.
  15. ^ "Fiscal and Policy Notes (HB 345)" (PDF). Department of Legislative Services - Maryland General Assembly. 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-06-07. Retrieved 2010-03-13.
  16. ^ "Michigan State Flower". Netstate.com. Retrieved 2008-10-08.
  17. ^ "New Jersey State Flower - Violet". statesymbolsusa.org.
  18. ^ "Official State Symbols of North Carolina". North Carolina State Library. State of North Carolina. Retrieved 2008-01-26.
  19. ^ "Carolina Lily State Wildflower | State Symbols USA". statesymbolsusa.org. Retrieved 2018-07-08.
  20. ^ "Ohio Revised Code 5.02". Retrieved 16 May 2014.
  21. ^ "Ohio Revised Code 5.021". Retrieved 16 May 2014.
  22. ^ a b Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission: State Symbols Archived February 5, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  23. ^ "Rhode Island State Flower - Violet". statesymbolsusa.org.
  24. ^ "SC Statehouse Student's web page, State Symbols and Emblems". South Carolina General Assembly. Archived from the original on 2007-06-22. Retrieved 2007-07-16.
  25. ^ "South Carolina Code of Laws, State Emblems, Pledge to the Flag, Official Observances". South Carolina General Assembly. Archived from the original on 2007-06-30. Retrieved 2007-07-16.
  26. ^ Utah State Flower - Sego Lily from pioneer.utah.gov "Pioneer - Utah's Online Library" page. Retrieved on 2008-09-08.
  27. ^ "Symbols of Washington State". Washington State Legislature. Archived from the original on 2007-03-05. Retrieved 2007-03-11.
  28. ^ "Wisconsin State Symbols". State of Wisconsin. Archived from the original on 2010-01-12. Retrieved 2011-12-19.
  29. ^ "Wisconsin State Flower - Wood Violet". statesymbolsusa.org.
  30. ^ "Wyoming State Flower Indian Paintbrush Castilleja linariaefolia". Netstate. Retrieved 2008-04-08.
  31. ^ "Wyoming Statute 8-3-104". Wyoming Statutes. Retrieved 2008-04-08.

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List of U.S. state and territory plants and botanical gardens

This is a list of U.S. state and territory plants and botanical gardens — plants and botanical gardens which have been designated as an official symbol(s) by a state or territory's legislature. 5 U.S. states and 1 U.S. territory have an official state/territory plant. 7 U.S. states have an official state botanical garden or arboretum. This list excludes state flowers, state trees, and state grasses.

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