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, forget-me-not Arizonia, saguaro cactus blossom Arkansas, apple blossom California, golden poppy Colorado, mountain columbine Connecticut, mountain laurel Delaware, peach blossom Florida, orange blossom Georgia, Cherokee rose Hawaii, red hibiscus Idaho, syringa Illinois, violet Indiana, peony Iowa, wild rose Kansas, sunflower Kentucky, goldenrod Louisiana, magnolia Maine, pine cone and tassel Maryland, black-eyed Susan Massachusetts, mayflower Michigan, apple blossom Minnesota, lady-slipper Mississippi, magnolia Missouri, hawthorn 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 jasmine South Dakota, pasqueflower Tennessee, iris Texas, bluebonnet Utah, sego lily Vermont, red clover Virginia, dogwood Washington, coast rhododendron West Virginia, rhododendron Wisconsin, violet Wyoming, Indian paintbrush.

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