A Simple Guide to State Flowers

ALABAMA

The state flower of Alabama is the Japanese Camellia. Known as the "Rose of Winter", the flower is large and striking with yellow stamen and rose-like petals of white, pink, and red.

ALASKA

The Alpine Forget Me Not is the state flower of Alaska. This pretty flower has five sky blue symmetrical petals and a yellow circle.

Arizona

Arizona's state flower is the Saguaro Cactus Blossom. The flowers are about 3 inches in diameter and they are creamy white with yellow centers.

ARKANSAS

The Apple Blossom is the state flower of Arkansas. The flower has five whitish-pink petals and it has a distinctive fragrance.

CALIFORNIA

California's state flower is the Californian Poppy. Native to the state, the flower has four yellow to orange petals.

COLORADO

The Rocky Mountain Columbine is Colorado's state flower. The flower has 5 sepals and 5 petals of two different colors, ranging from white to blue, and even pink.

CONNECTICUT

The state flower of Connecticut is the Mountain Laurel. Beautiful and fragrant, the blossoms appear in pink and white.

DELAWARE

The Peach Blossom is the state flower of Delaware. Measuring about 1 inch across, the flowers are punk to lavender.

FLORIDA

Since Florida is famous for its delicious oranges, it makes sense that the Orange Blossom is its state flower. The flowers are about 2 inches wide and they 5 white petals and yellow stamens.

GEORGIA

The state flower of Georgia is the Cherokee Rose. Growing up to about 4 inches in diameter, the fragrant flower has five petals of pure white and yellow stamens.

HAWAII

Hawaii's state flower is the Hibiscus. Shaped like a trumpet, the flower appears in pink, purple, yellow, red, and orange with a stem-like filament.

IDAHO

The state flower of Idaho is the Syringa. Solitary or clustered, the fragrant flower is white and showy.

ILLINOIS

The "Blue Violet" is the state flower of Illinois. In the state, there are eight species of blue-flowered violets.

INDIANA

Indiana's state flower is the Peony. Large and spectacular, the flower appears in red to white or yellow.

IOWA

The Wild Rose is Iowa's state flower. Growing in the wild, these flowers appear in various shades of pink with yellow stamens.

KANSAS

Kansas' state flower is the Sunflower. The flower is easily recognized by its many yellow or bright yellow rays surrounding the central brown or maroon disk.

KENTUCKY

The Goldenrod is the state flower of Kentucky. Measuring less than a quarter inch across, the flowerheads have yellow disk florets and yellow ray florets.

LOUISIANA

Louisiana's state flower is the Magnolia. The fragrant flowers are large, showy, and white with 6 to 12 waxy-textured petals.

MAINE

The White Pine Cone and Tassel is the state flower of Maine. Measuring 4 to 8 inches long, the pine cone is normally slightly curved.

MARYLAND

Maryland's state flower is the Black-eyed Susan. Measuring up to 3 inches in diameter, the flower has dark-brown center which is surrounded by yellow rays.

MASSACHUSETTS

The Mayflower is Massachusetts' state flower. The showy flower appears in white to pink.

MICHIGAN

Michigan's state flower is the Apple Blossom. Of the variety known as the American Crabapple, the fragrant flowers are either white or pink.

MINNESOTA

The Lady's Slipper is the state flower of Minnesota. An orchid which is brightly-colored, the lady's slipper has white petals that sit atop a pink-streaked "slipper".

MISSISSIPPI

Mississippi's state flower is the Magnolia. The cream-colored flower is shaped like a cup.

MISSOURI

The White Hawthorn Blossom is the state flower of Missouri. Growing in bunches on hawthorn trees, the flowers are white with red stamens.

MONTANA

The state flower of Montana is the Bitterroot. The flower has up to 9 oval-shaped sepals and about 15 rose to deep pink to white oblong-shaped petals.

NEBRASKA

The Goldenrod is Nebraska's state flower. Yellow in color, the flower blooms for a month from late summer to early fall.

NEVADA

Nevada's state flower is the Sagebrush. Tubular and very small, the flowers are yellowish.

NEW HAMPSHIRE

The Purple Lilac is New Hampshire's state flower. Highly fragrant, the flowers are cream, white or purple-pink in color.

NEW JERSEY

New Jersey's state flower is the Purple Violet or Common Blue Violet. Measuring about three quarter inch in diameter, the flower has five medium to strong violet petals.

NEW MEXICO

The Yucca is the state flower of New Mexico. The greenish-white flowers are shaped like bells and pendulous.

NEW YORK

New York's state flower is the Rose. One of the most popular flowers, it has multiple sets of petals in various colors.

NORTH CAROLINA

The Dogwood is the state flower of North Carolina. Appearing in early spring up to the summer, the flowers are mostly white but there are also pink and red ones.

NORTH DAKOTA

North Dakota's state flower is the Wild Prairie Rose. Blooming from May to September, the flowers have pink to white petals.

OHIO

The Scarlet Carnation is the state flower of Ohio. Measuring up to 2 inches across, the sweetly scented flowers are red.

OKLAHOMA

Oklahoma's state flower is the Oklahoma Rose. Highly fragrant, the rose is dark red but in warm weather, it's close to black velvet.

OREGON

The Oregon Grape is Oregon's state flower. The slightly fragrant flowers are small, perfect, and bright yellow in color.

PENNSYLVANIA

Pennsylvania's state flower is the Mountain Laurel. Blooming in May, the flowers are white to rose with purple markings.

RHODE ISLAND

The Common Blue Violet is Rhode Island's state flower. Blooming from April to May, the flowers are three quarter inch across and purple.

SOUTH CAROLINA

South Carolina's state flower is the Carolina Yellow Jessamine. Fragrant, the flowers are bell-shaped and bright yellow in color.

SOUTH DAKOTA:

The American Pasque Flower is South Dakota's state flower. The flower has up to seven sepals which are purple to white.

TENNESSEE

Tennessee's state flower is the Iris. Large and colorful, the flowers come in various colors like white, lavender, yellow, blue, and more.

TEXAS

The Bluebonnet is the state flower of Texas. The fragrant flowers grow in clusters and they are usually pea-like and blue.

UTAH

Utah's state flower is the Sego Lily. Measuring 3 inches in diameter, the white flowers are satin-like and shaped like goblets.

VERMONT

The Red Clover is Vermont's state flower. Measuring up to one and a quarter inches in length, the flower heads are round to oval, and pink to red.

VIRGINIA

The American Dogwood is the state flower of Virginia. White and sometimes pink, the flowers are and about two inches across.

WASHINGTON

The Coast Rhododendron is the state flower of Washington. Measuring up to one and a half inches long, the flowers are showy, large, and rose-purple in color.

WEST VIRGINIA

West Virginia's state flower is the Rhododendron. Appearing in late spring to early summer, the flowers are white or pale pink.

WISCONSIN

The Wood Violet is Wisconsin's state flower. Found on stalks without leaves, the five-petal flowers are blue or purple in color.

WYOMING

The state flower of Wyoming is the Indian Paintbrush. Blooming from June to September, the flowers are red to yellow.

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