state flowers

state flowers.

Each state of the United States has designated, usually by legislative action, one flower as its floral emblem; the rose has been designated by Congress as the national flower of the United States. The floral emblem of the District of Columbia is the American Beauty rose; the state flowers are: Alabama, camellia; Alaska, alpine forget-me-not; Arizonia, saguaro cactus blossom; Arkansas, apple blossom; California, California poppy; Colorado, Rocky Mountain columbine; Connecticut, mountain laurel; Delaware, peach blossom; Florida, orange blossom; Georgia, Cherokee rose; Hawaii, yellow hibiscus; Idaho, syringa; Illinois, violet; Indiana, peony; Iowa, wild rose; Kansas, sunflower; Kentucky, goldenrod; Louisiana, magnolia; Maine, white pine cone and tassel; Maryland, black-eyed Susan; Massachusetts, mayflower; Michigan, apple blossom; Minnesota, pink and white lady's slipper (showy lady's slipper); Mississippi, magnolia; Missouri, white hawthorn blossom; Montana, bitterroot; Nebraska, goldenrod; Nevada, sagebrush; New Hampshire, purple lilac; New Jersey, violet; New Mexico, yucca; New York, rose; North Carolina, dogwood; North Dakota, prairie rose; Ohio, red carnation; Oklahoma, mistletoe; Oregon, Oregon grape; Pennsylvania, mountain laurel; Rhode Island, violet; South Carolina, yellow jessamine; South Dakota, pasqueflower; Tennessee, iris; Texas, bluebonnet; Utah, sego lily; Vermont, red clover; Virginia, flowering dogwood; Washington, coast rhododendron; West Virginia, rhododendron; Wisconsin, wood violet; Wyoming, Indian paintbrush. Some states have also designated state wildflowers.
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They added to the official china collection: Indiana china painters created 100 salad/dessert plates decorated with the 50 state flowers. They coordinate with the blue and gold Lenox china chosen by the Bidens.
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Plant them among hellebores with black or state flowers (such as Black Diamond), suggests hybridizer Marietta O'Byrne of Northwest Garden Nursery, Those dark flowers often last through May.
Edwin Rollin Spencer, in 1940, says of goldenrod in his book Just Weeds, "The goldenrods are truly weeds of the wayside, with emphasis on the 'weeds.' Aside from the beauty of some of the species, which has caused them to be adopted as State flowers in several States, the goldenrods have not a single commendable character, and they do have at least one very undesirable weedy trait.
"Coast to Coast in Punch Needle: The 50 States, State Flowers, Birds, & Trees" is a complete and comprehensive guide to creating needlecraft patterns dedicated to each of the fifty states, with information involving each state's official nickname, motto, tree, bird, and flower.
From former presidents to state flowers, when you mail a letter today there are lots of different stamp designs to choose from.
I believe the patterns were published in GRIT or CAPPER'S as a series, and they are of the 48 state flowers. I would like to know when these patterns were published.
Whenever possible, we included state flowers (to learn which ones can grow in pots, see page 163).
The state flower of Alaska (forget-me-not) and the ferns and conifers that grow in southeastern Alaska's lower elevations inspired this arrangement.
They would send me pictures, mementos and quilt squares with their state flowers on them.

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