State Flowers For The US

 

  • Massachusetts:
    Mayflower – Inspired by the pilgrims.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/mybeautifularpeggio/3597095049/in/photolist-6tS43a-iVm7y3-71vp4b-fDPuVr-fPMbdr-fPMe9V-4icUGQ-hBMGk6-fPMb5F-fPMfHF-F6pUE-fQ4H9W-9rQgXD-834Hag-4pWZtP-q24niv-87HidA-U1DYAj-bLHYUn-VnszNq-4H25rJ-hE2PX9-fQ4PZW-4H24Jq-fQ4NZA-6xkpZn-dQUPfV-fPMg6k-fQ4Kws-fQ4PPs-37dZWG-t2Qtv-bVNfKD-fPMa2e-fQ4Qcm-fQ4N1u-5AbCkA-fPMdvV-p6H94C-5PukUR-4q242C-fQ4PqG-fPMhqT-fQ4M3W-Xpc1w6-AbUXf-6HaMmS-9oB3ic-fPMdJF-7L5zSH
Photo by: Barry Keleher

 

  • Michigan:
    Apple Blossom – This state is still known for its apples!

https://www.flickr.com/photos/townandcountrygardens/5526153084/in/datetaken/
Photo by: Jasmine&Roses

 

  • Minnesota:
    Pink and White Lady slipper – This is just one type of the 43 types of orchids that are grown in this state.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/jamesgood/5901233486/in/photolist-9Ztn7W-efneWb-L24U3-9Zqxtp-7GbJPD-7GbRc4-esRcy-eMiAQH-9ZtoTL-nQDVF2-dzdWje-6y8m9j-54iZb-6tT73F-dYn8rk-esRa2-5KFYPJ-9Ztvao-9ZqynX-7GoEej-7GbRbc-6y8koY-88oTJD-7GbRbv-fgwfKL-i9Kw8-7Gk3M2-9Ztuio-5KBwjB-7GbWX4-6zmHpn-9YJj1j-7GbJPv-eTVX86-6y4aJX-6y8m3Y-eY6G4r-51xquF-G3MqW-6aMi9L-gtyHS-6y4cGc-6zr75d-fd2A9m-6yoCD2-eY6qBM-54of9-6aMhVh-6yoEJP-TpNc3
Photo by: James Good

  • Mississippi:
    Magnolia – Same as Louisiana and was declared in 1952. They grow best in zones between 7 – 10 and the soil should be well drained. They also like partial to full sun so there are options when it comes to planting areas. Once it’s well established they are pretty resistant to droughts.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/74444001@N00/5704925312/in/photolist-9G8exf-KWhaB-eAq9XP-mDKm6r-crtRcJ-GPLLk-9yArTF-6Gb22G-KWhap-bsgZRC-6ufBQp-pSnYEv-7Gbymx-Tt4AYX-WjRf-7UZrJr-7Gbyxt-6nkjnS-ErCa-6ujMsd-6Gb5pU-9FZARA-ei3uQC-7GfuVW-p2R9uV-GPMX4-24AP1-bPaVkH-egwWvG-bwif5x-bMrxUp-aHieC4-T9UjMv-rrBVVm-ejbpze-7THFVy-S7qzK4-9G5k6R-aHieai-7Nm75w-9ttVGo-ejbpkH-eoQ1jT-JhNhL-4CZAnH-9yApQ8-9FZC2y-pji43E-bMrxAc-7TJ3Xu
Photo by: Samantha Durfee

  • Missouri:
    Hawthorn – This flower is pure and white and was adopted in 1923.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/61194274@N00/431850104/in/photolist-EakZs-nzuF5Y-8URwZU-oSwzpc-2dcy39-6aQqjo-cbpRRU-ekc2F7-aC7UQs-6KA5fG-4eMza4-UAnVZy-4W6d4C-njBJHX-GDWSbe-7FJTNB-Hp5in-7FNB4b-7FNBzE-7FJKqa-7FNPyE-e9Trf8-7FNBUu-kS6cz6-3uTBkD-hvS2uN-5VmHGV-7FJLBx-7FNECf-7FJR2v-LEX2J1-7FNEsd-7FNAR7-7FJJZa-ofkj9G-WEaKwN-aaGG6T-dwvwB3-7FJWjx-cbhj9-7FNBJb-4RV5BD-7FNCLj-EakZA-q9AXhw-7FNGKQ-7FNP4S-7FNFLh-bWUVJ-7FJQaK
Photo by: _foxg

 

  • Montana:
    Bitterroot – This flower was widely used by Native Americans.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/mmmavocado/4804668339/in/photolist-8jzbvi-6AQ3G6-8H1aj3-eivQgm-oeSWD-3eL77R-41FAXN-92qpdv-3YSNYz-3YSP56-3eL87V-7SFT9x-gJZrP-9wcZA2-9kscqc-ajHVws-7SKaTs-41FBtb-4QZ9D5-3eQtE5-gpXtwS-e12WYL-fWLbsL-6TCBeX-rfWqnn-dpeiXv-pPHWXP-pxwuGB-rvADNq-r6Zz4w-rvADXd-qyUMnD-fNy9kD-p1z2mF-XDVKy7-9kveVm-6twDA-4NGabq-8jCnKQ-9eJaVR-gGW9G-4QGYYY-9wcqR2-gJZtZ-ei9KAi-4SZCor-9VTVWT-gJZoU-gvAgC-gvAYn
Photo by: Malcolm Manners

  • Nebraska:
    Goldenrod – The state’s flower since 1895 and so many people think it’s just a weed. This is a great plant to have if you want to support our bees and butterflies. This plant will also return every year so you don’t have to worry about replanting them. It is perfect for spots that get full sun and well drained soil.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/djangocat/2730291706/in/photolist-5agsAW-aAEYbh-5o8FnC-paYkzt-bBeJAL-5n1T68-7a7U4Y-8wqf76-5bSmYA-iAyZNC-g49JV9-fxBE64-oUBHCe-8C1qL5-2yYua5-8Dwn3h-deAsHw-fB29Qx-5yGDW2-8pufZ1-2QFtk9-mJT6g-5nPFck-8D6zTP-8ytDSJ-5e5jJQ-abTvZa-5kteyD-mJT76-gsu1QS-716p1M-ax7SSk-3eVrMQ-2Z8Lat-pVQ2Q6-gsueQ6-ajhBPo-73TuKQ-gKjBwx-2t6Fps-8ooHJS-6QBspt-aAdE7h-aokyj4-a5u2zM-5pdWjD-di46Ch-ar3cc7-p7onoP-gnLvnP
Photo by: Floating Ink

  • Nevada:
    Sagebrush –

https://www.flickr.com/photos/wgblomberg/5609128946/in/photolist-9xEfBL-TZowEh-UVG6Gd-GZZGCx-9xBeRp-9xBgsR-9xEdA1-9xBgjD-SjwpVv-9xBg4e-9xBe7M-9xEePd-diLC4A-mUXP-opUS7Y-2xFgCS-9xEeBb-9xBezi-9xBfGz-Fz13t-s8qn2g-WyQD3x-V5Qs1f-rbBMP8-9xBekx-UCHrvL-zosckr-qhu5ES-UbLJDA-Ue8oLY-pXDkhF-nnPUCU-ViDh22-WQEc17-oTiB42-niK1WW-VWTB6b-5Nc11v-Wkxu9t-rbBKJM-6vi8AQ-9xEfco-rQPTSJ-cimcpY-9xBffe-nT1wRV-p6QyNP-eEukhP-9xEeiE-9xBfy2
Photo by: William Blomberg

  • New Hampshire:
    Purple Lilac – Historian Leon Anderson proposed that this flower symbolizes the tough nature of those in the Granite State.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/dippy_duck/3529736230/in/photolist-6nUPBd-6obf5G-6nUNdk-excv3D-9JNuxD-9KHEbE-VPvvX7-7Zy8Z5-7Wgfuv-WLb7yS-4TMGqJ-6wamkQ-4Qu7TU-eoQAYj-81dr4K-9LJAz5-nzfEHi-9JHKX4-9KERJB-aiD6TB-4T3buF-4Jku9w-9PtwAB-4Ls75e-U3DSUX-GSXFE-9GM7Ab-6tHazJ-9Hy52K-85dAg1-V2MuLE-6nMQed-s7yCja-5BrpUd-TZNvxu-4XtHN6-dNGEv6-4DnrK2-6pE44r-wgzEGS-2hcaC-7TnuYq-ekDMQy-4Ne8zU-594vWv-6iPdYg-ae7DUC-4VvccY-6wEDjK-6nYjEf
Photo by: Matt

 

  • New Jersey:
    Violet – Declared in 1971.

Photo by: JustyCinMD

 

 

  • New Mexico:
    Yucca – Can also be called Lamps of the Lord because of its luminous white flowers.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/befuddledsenses/492785199/in/photolist-KxDSx-58XF6C-9HRsnu-T87V1T-n19qkT-ebMWpP-azoMmh-eyix8W-9Cai6i-XK3iz3-7iJ7MZ-tkMxVo-6R8kGu-dvDUUg-qmrCZJ-88EEZ9-4KNQqX-L8zgu-6R4hGe-8cQPEk-2tF6c-6f6p2N-5YzaU-9QUuys-W91Y3M-88EEZ1-8ghzQr-9KJVhc-eePXf8-hrn7Gn-54E66U-88EEZq-WxBWX2-UavEZg-6epfU4-4LoxVr-eYN1ys-4Bftyb-eyfnti-PwZ7E-mSmCVM-88EEZf-xFETR-7LMVYh-eygfqv-dSZkh-7ZWPPC-VVpRFC-eyiwQJ-J8T62t
Photo by: Luke Jones

  • New York:
    Rose – Stated state flower in 1955.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/garyhge/2262168562/in/photolist-4rUcUf-c9r13U-8ixjJq-521t63-6YELgp-4YQdnE-9SMuc2-8FXPbh-ocwyRB-pS5nn-mxWpTc-5LDxWx-mxW4wi-8Pn75i-3hH6Zk-cDW7Ym-fB1kpf-mxXr7G-mxYhsf-ejZ4qN-5UiLno-691Sju-4iUTZx-89y1oT-eCPUuY-5uviJx-6b3guf-6qodyX-d6ZthJ-pS5oU-8sBp94-fNQcN-cvgUC-6sAbqE-aofZBi-a6v3U4-6kuUEX-cBvtMh-wsDUis-24xyCJ-7Xoivd-ccVtfL-dwkKGP-FcJEc-89QwgJ-mxWooZ-zsZrw-3p3pL-4Vj9eY-3zzvLB
Photo by: gary ge

  • North Carolina:
    Flowering Dogwood – A very delicate choice that was chosen in 1941.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/scottrettberg/16030983/in/photolist-2qasg-4MjGk5-ZjTV-fnzfyS-7TkZAF-4L8R86-9UBU2v-4MjFMy-ee6Cr5-4Ld5JC-6usHbv-9ti5Z2-bwc8xj-TpqW4h-MTJBz-byoNHC-TCL1Hn-9BwoS4-Tqywyo-6j9B5H-T9v2cS-edZWux-9ti6oR-edZV5e-jJCqu8-gWK6wr-9BwoGx-ee6Ctd-rmJmSa-aC1XJM-2E8wwu-o114Ge-emuyPA-bzeC5U-6khhkf-bMiuxK-edZUTt-9UEJZy-7Ubsn3-6g7kpP-9BwoCP-9BwoZa-9DRZri-nqWquh-4QRDdM-4GufNV-75Hdvg-Kdcaf-4TT2Uo-byoNwb
Photo by: Scott Rettberg

  • North Dakota:
    Wild Prairie Rose – Officially picked in 1907.

Photo by: Brett Whaley

 

  • Ohio:
    Scarlet Carnation – One of the toughest flowers out there.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/antongl/5950892526/in/photolist-a4RT2h-nEFk8b-g4KQoe-smGiFf-6id2Mo-5qCmTv-9fiFxJ-f3rEGT-nhmWZn-e5Dmhe-7Sh1Lc-4EUQ2F-9NavRe-ni6hjB-eYYZiz-8xEZUQ-9ftVr-ao64dZ-dMLmWg-6irV4M-JaPj9V-6KD64U-2cdvJ9-7HjgYb-ao5XPp-DZsRF-4FrXyW-7cEfi-antmv-8NQ2sp-7WhEgW-QRrC9s-zKmaJ-C7fQM-Nz89P-5M1Won-Uf6aZa-5FFnNs-5Sk3Rj-9eomi-GDa8am-q1L1HS-5NJ5iq-5mHeU8-9upoiL-nBRbDP-qizLgG-7Zsbxm-ao8P9y-UAZSxd
Photo by: Antongl

  • Oklahoma:
    Mistletoe – Stands for the toughness of the people who settled on that land.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/tmv_media/8418410466/in/photolist-dPUy93-4MhPdH-yHJGL-byj9ui-6a6LV1-qx1Npk-a7ewM-xXo9j-APV8z-dFd6vG-a7eBa-dngTxY-5HiCmM-dFd6NE-aY1wba-aZ5orF-jawj-zJ535-VFgUYh-RXRYyK-6fK4Wf-a2soL6-aSJTz4-iptEqT-V6Z2V8-qdVLMo-9fC9Fx-dFwyiM-9tNjbi-dF7DRX-aT7Fwi-e6mi5X-FPHeXJ-dngTEG-dngTPd-9fCaiZ-a7eu1-buGjit-qwX4gj-dFrUJe-5SKP6q-7vfUZz-pXWg5K-95JXq2-92tDqh-7N8Pnn-dngTpC-iTvLt4-8RzXsB-2zKFhv
Photo by: tmv_media

  • Oregon:
    Oregon Grape – This plant has yellow flowers and is popular along the Pacific coast.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/phoenixwolfray/7317296086/in/photolist-c9B4cm-dgvZYg-pvC6tA-qh5H7L-pZyoRE-bE7uzT-pZzfEQ-qeQQMj-csn1U5-H7aLPJ-GeLx14-H1NMRG-Q8qMZy-yxZx2V-9z9v9B-P7PFhz-xjk7ZR-P7PHUP-PMswXo-PMrSfo-P7Qmkz-QbbGCv-PMrh73-bnTHaW-jy9ARB-fe5Pq9-4G2qD5-3bWrW1-nSWVZB-SE81qj-VhSAHH-ck7vVW-PMsfwC-QmqgER-PMqNt7-Qbb6Ar-PMsAQo-PMsp2d-PMrJK3-Qmp8mi-Qmq8DR-Qi4ZQJ-s7cini-6BgQ39-6BcDVM-UXU7qA-VjVQcj-S73oKy-6BgPXf-5sfbrY
Photo by: Phoenix Wolf-Ray

  • Pennsylvania:
    Mountain Laurel – The governor decided on this pink and white flowered plant, officially, in 1933.

Photo by: Kerry Wixted

  • Rhode Island:
    Violet – Declared in 1968.

Photo by: JustyCinMD

  • South Carolina:
    Yellow Jessamine – This flower has a great scent and is very popular in this state.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/pbouchard/32443950704/in/photolist-RqXJdq-Tjqso9-dLq52U-Sb3kLU-e5yHDw-TAdDJ1-e8jHqw-bAmc1a-dThjf4-braqgd-7RnYwu-TE9fJt-TBH877-SAboPL-6fyt2E-e9TP5u-TE979x-e8jHx7-5UtoFJ-urujR-TBH8hC-9vF4MV-9cdM5r-9pREDT-e8jHAE-DFywDA-5Up2sT-5WLFcy-99G3BM-7HRkpT-5UtoGy-63eFFF-5YwVxd-5UtoJG-5YwVA7-64GXG8-9q3K7i-63eFGT-7HRjuR-FCh131-9pUFVb-5UtoH3-7RKbMX-69xCxG-9ghjj5-5YoWsv-4BSE92-bpjcF2-5YsGfc-bpjbYr
Photo by: Philip Bouchard

 

 

  • South Dakota:
    Pasque Flower – Related to the buttercup family.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/27770620@N02/4606892643/in/photolist-826wFv-U9WyXH-FHHzb-9x5UXV-9vsbA5-7Srp9b-9tGLBc-bJZMKR-7ZohKQ-2ZjpUK-6cXsio-dXeDgj-bLZajr-sEXCPC-UvQCs6-nayNZN-9zEj4t-qgC1Uo-rcnTxe-buxrMu-ekNjsy-69nRvK-5ngPmj-75rXDS-abeqk2-eZKhRa-4KGfN1-7CFBTp-4GE1Q2-amQJST-nBUqzx-5aPgBY-GfzVwH-JtQPNg-7Srp79-WpbFCx-Tn9qAV-v1PdV-eca9tJ-aqmfFc-6i3dvu-5JtA5q-SF6oSJ-9yaWdQ-rfRk6s-rwUQ5b-rnLRZu-GGkyH8-7UxSwG-GoaMJA
Photo by: Donald Macauley

 

  • Tennessee:
    Iris – Believed to be a representation of faith, valor and wisdom.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/29467326@N06/3587246196/in/photolist-6sZzjm-5v1eRS-8bQJ1f-eMGK3u-LNKd9-9Lijip-wgdnX-4bTdB-9ziLP4-vF9N8-Vbivsp-fbJaGz-VJhMm5-4wQULN-6ocUut-LNSqc-LNYeb-87mSYE-4RgxTD-83Lbys-LNXd2-nFhPjw-9So6KS-LNYeY-nxru1U-4Vweos-LNSqp-ccbc9N-ekq8Po-9zmVQS-LNXcK-9rroxu-LNXcx-4RN8ud-6pxJKR-6bmb2Y-LNVob-PeA56-oMPK71-LNXcF-4VrBN4-LNYff-PJea1-87UotB-88Ry2w-9Pr4ZL-8mZscb-hXT2cz-UbNsLD-5GHGWA
Photo by: Pauline Rosenberg

  • Texas:
    Texas Bluebonnet – These are wild and have a very bright color.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/tfduesing/4481689253/in/photolist-7Q2Q5n-7VpZ7S-7Q2QtF-6iBzT6-2DhBT-7VpYQs-LuvA-byWJEf-4FSzd7-7WDLwG-4AYjST-6iFHam-7VpZPY-2Hn6J-7VpZg3-4AYkT2-6eDxzn-6eH6sU-ny1hEz-6eD3yD-7VpZnE-6eHec3-26r7Yj-7VmKh8-naxtSa-9y3xbW-4B3yX1-ngNJTo-buCTMm-FWTAW-6iBAy4-9y3hTG-6eD5Ez-63ttAZ-9y3jDu-9EGNDz-7VpYZs-68gdKd-dxbajG-e4h6y2-f6bCA8-4B3BDQ-9y3oVN-6fNTZ8-9y3g2u-6frcAg-9y3qBo-f6qUCQ-7UwyRR-9xZgPk
Photo by: Thomas Duesing

  • Utah:
    Sego Lily – Very exotic looking.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/bryanto/4689877962/in/photolist-89qRjS-4RRfYd-hLyec-7PCwgf-KUqE2-4Ufoa1-SBUYNC-6DgUJV-6wH4HJ-6wCU6R-a3w7EQ-eLPrU3-6Dm3LY-6Dv1Fc-gdY9S1-bebkiK-euGnyK-93zoX6-psPAR9-r6KujY-nLrMWo-HqeKrr-sCHFt9-6DgUt8-bebktp-6W4C69-bebjzg-b8gHjz-81BVjG-eXEeak-bebjFk-GnD8C-evvGVE-MwpqNd-4PApLC-bebkuV-6uZwvs-bF1DHr-b8fsY8-EAKFfw-5T1vSf-81HYmM-cfkBQw-bdZbp4-bebjVt-8f3r3z-4ZgB77-b8fskk-eXRC4y-foHqdy
Photo by: Bryant Olsen

  • Vermont:
    Red Clover –

https://www.flickr.com/photos/147485441@N04/34687781542/in/photolist-UReWX1-bDC2n7-8rsQYB-f1Fv4V-F352H1-4WX3e3-nDPnFn-8bzhE1-GzZJ1S-X4R4q7-bXnyTY-6C7bq2-Ux2z4b-JL8vd1-fAtYsj-fcKxG8-pjiAkc-nNVifC-6C79DB-bXZqzm-zrkCLf-UcPsXK-WTnnDS-WPpFFN-o9C52g-apjXUy-4TSWTF-XRTNM2-fJoCrJ-muqp8-c3ejfQ-j5bsz-9KhBtC-ipK5hS-cJ3n9d-57hvkx-5dwMAL-LHX68-3ykNQr-6C764Z-p2NgN1-Am3138-eienCU-LHX3v-nV8joa-VeSvcr-6sjAzJ-ofNzSQ-86rUPu-6D9YPi
Photo by: Corine Bliek

  • Virginia:
    Flowering Dogwood – Chosen in 1918.

Photo by: Scott Rettberg

 

  • Washington:
    Coast Rhododendron – Received its name from the Greek words for rose (rhodos) and tree (dendron). Declared in 1892..

https://www.flickr.com/photos/57608438@N08/34665368170/in/photolist-UPg5ey-f5j3z9-f54QNv-f55o1r-f5j5sf-f54Rix-f5j5PG-f54NNa-f54NzT-f5j59w-f54P92-f5j657-f5j89J-f54QUM-f54QuD-f54PyB-f54Mrn-f5j7UN-f5jtHJ-6uvJYs-f5jzr3-5Ao6uS-f5jpvU-f5jofo-nseurT-f54RW8-4XH2hH-f5jr1h-f54TCr-4Skyt9-f55oWT-86GtWf-f55iAM-oLU5oR-oudzMZ-87sVfn-f5jtsq-f55nez-v6N78t-UjhHKJ-fBsgpu-GddKzj-chiTiN-f5jJQW-f5j81W-f55sev-f5jxNC-f55uat-f55b1F-f554tk
Photo by: G Bayliss

 

  • West Virginia:
    Rhododendron – Chosen in 1903.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/128677210@N06/35423002315/in/photolist-VYd9te-srG3ba-bZ9DF3-bTKnLZ-bTKnXK-GRgM9d-6msUSY-4T1DFx-e774u4-natmwp-9PYbDH-fnEGC-84LZST-6qXSBV-cyiTJY-84M34P-bXpkfE-nGthME-9PGqzL-4RemCs-nSAxnN-ectfbC-6pwfgE-nSnYhR-HnPBj-VYd9hx-c75avh-foqr3-bTKo9r-zyvrrS-5vr61V-8XwT3T-eMWtnC-FJEdW-4THSs2-2j3yW-eztujm-fAmTu-4VQnf9-KMXQh-eoeHL7-ncnqvz-sZQmn2-2j3yX-wmyA98-natu8q-4PvtXd-9BgHCz-UcH3pj-cMRiv7
Photo by: e_e_v_i

  • Wisconsin:
    Violet – Kind of decided in 1909, it was not officially declared until 1949.

Photo by: JustyCinMD

  • Wyoming:
    Indian Paintbrush – A bright perennial that is popular in the west.

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What surprised me was that there are so many different states with the same state flower.

-My Yard Garden

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