List of U.S. state flowers

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The state flower is a symbol for each state in USA, the state flowers for each state are:

State Common name Scientific name Image Year
Alabama Camellia
(state flower)
Camellia japonica Camellia japonica flower 2.jpg 1959
(clarified
1999)[1]
Oak-leaf hydrangea
(state wildflower)
Hydrangea quercifolia Hydrangea quercifolia BhamBotGdn.jpg 1999[2]
Alaska Forget-me-not Myosotis alpestris Forget-me-not close 600.jpg 2004 [3]
Arizona Saguaro cactus blossom Carnegiea gigantea Saguaro cactus blossoms.jpg 1931[4]
Arkansas Apple blossom Malus Appletree bloom l.jpg 1901[5]
California California poppy Eschscholzia californica California poppy.jpg 1903[6]
Colorado Rocky Mountain Columbine Aquilegia caerulea Columbine flower.JPG 1899[7]
Connecticut Mountain laurel Kalmia latifolia Kalmia latifolia2.jpg 1907[8]
Delaware Peach blossom Prunus persica Peach flowers.jpg 1953[9]
Florida Orange blossom Citrus sinensis Orange blossom 1909[10]
Tickseed (state wildflower) Coreopsis spp. Heliopsis July 2011-2.jpg 1991
Georgia Cherokee Rose (state floral emblem) Rosa laevigata Cherokee rose.jpg 1916
Azalea (state wildflower) Rhododendron Redazalea.jpg
Hawaii Hawaiian hibiscus
(maʻo hau hele)
Hibiscus brackenridgei Maohauhele.jpg
Idaho Syringa, Mock Orange Philadelphus lewisii Lewis's Mock-orange NFUW - Umatilla NF Oregon.jpg 1931
Illinois Violet Viola Viola sororia.jpg 1907[11]
Indiana Peony Paeonia Paeonia 19.jpg
Iowa Wild Prairie Rose Rosa arkansana Rosa arkansana.jpg
Kansas Sunflower Helianthus annuus A sunflower.jpg
Kentucky Goldenrod Solidago gigantea Solidago virgaurea minuta0.jpg 1926[12]
Louisiana Magnolia
(state flower)
Magnolia Magnolia grandiflora3.jpg
Louisiana Iris
(state wildflower)
Iris giganticaerulea Blue Iris at Jean Lafitte Barataria Unit.jpg
Maine White pine cone and tassel Pinus strobus Pinus strobus cones.JPG 1895
Maryland Black-eyed susan Rudbeckia hirta Rudbeckia hirta Indian Summer.JPG 1918[13]
Massachusetts Mayflower Epigaea repens Trailing arbutus.jpg 1918
Michigan Apple blossom
(state flower)
Malus Appletree bloom l.jpg 1897

[14]

Dwarf Lake Iris
(state wildflower)
Iris lacustris Iris-lacustris.jpg 1998
Minnesota Pink and white lady's slipper Cypripedium reginae Cypripedium reginae Orchi 004.jpg
Mississippi Magnolia
(state flower)
Magnolia Magnolia grandiflora3.jpg
Tickseed
(state wildflower)
Coreopsis Coreopsis7222.jpg
Missouri Hawthorn Crataegus Common hawthorn flowers.jpg
Montana Bitterroot Lewisia rediviva Lewisia rediviva 4.jpg 1895
Nebraska Goldenrod Solidago gigantea Solidago virgaurea minuta0.jpg
Nevada Sagebrush Artemisia tridentata Sagebrush.jpg
New Hampshire Purple lilac Syringa vulgaris Lilac (2).jpg 1919
New Jersey Violet Viola sororia Viola sororia.jpg
New Mexico Yucca flower Yucca Yukka filamentosa.jpg 1927
New York Rose Rosa Rosa sp.163.jpg
North Carolina Flowering Dogwood Cornus florida Flowering Dogwood Cornus florida Yellow Flowers 3008px.JPG 1941[15]
North Dakota Wild Prairie Rose Rosa blanda
or arkansana
Rosa arkansana.jpg
Ohio Scarlet Carnation
(state flower)
Dianthus caryophyllus Red Carnation NGM XXXI p507.jpg
Large white trillium
(state wild flower)
Trillium grandiflorum White Trillium Trillium grandiflorum Flower 2613px.jpg
Oklahoma Oklahoma Rose
(state flower)
Rosa TransparentPlaceholder.png
Mistletoe
(state floral emblem)
Phoradendron serotinum American Mistletoe (NGM XXXI p514).jpg
Indian Blanket
(state wildflower)
Gaillardia pulchella Firewheel or Indian Blanket with a Spider at the back.jpg
Oregon Oregon grape Berberis aquifolium Mahonia aquifolium3.jpg
Pennsylvania Mountain Laurel
(state flower)
Kalmia latifolia Kalmia latifolia2.jpg 1933[16]
Penngift Crown Vetch
(beautification and
conservation plant)
Coronilla varia Securigera varia bgiu.jpg 1982[16]
Rhode Island Violet Viola Viola sororia.jpg 1968
South Carolina Yellow Jessamine Gelsemium sempervirens Gelsemium sempervirensCDP140CA.jpg 1924[17]
Goldenrod
(state wildflower)
Solidago altissima Solidago virgaurea minuta0.jpg 2003[18]
South Dakota Pasque flower Pulsatilla hirsutissima Pulsatilla vulgaris-700px.jpg
Tennessee Iris
(state cultivated flower)
Iris Iris 'Gene Wild' 2007-05-13 383.jpg 1933
Purple Passionflower
(state wildflower)
Passiflora incarnata OQ Passion flower.jpg 1919
Texas Bluebonnet sp. Lupinus sp. Texas Bluebonnet (Lupinus texensis).jpg 1901
(clarified
1971)
Utah Sego lily Calochortus nuttallii Sego lily cm.jpg 1911[19]
Vermont Red Clover Trifolium pratense Red clover closeup.jpg 1894
Virginia American Dogwood Cornus florida Benthamidia florida2.jpg
Washington Coast Rhododendron Rhododendron macrophyllum Rhododendron macrophyllum.JPG 1892
(officially
1959)[20]
West Virginia Rhododendron Rhododendron maximum Rhododendron-by-eiffel-public-domain-20040617.jpg
Wisconsin Wood Violet Viola papilionacea Wood Violet 1909[21]
Wyoming Indian Paintbrush Castilleja linariifolia Indian Paintbrush in Grand Teton NP-NPS.jpg 1917.[22][23]

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