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Official U.S. Flowers by State

From the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean, and everything in between, each state in the United States of America has its own official flower. In a nation of vibrant cultures, we find floral beauties that are as colorful and diverse as the country and its people. Below is a list of U.S. states, the flower species adopted as their official floral emblem, as well as the botanical name, and year it was designated as the official state flower, compiled from The United States National Arboretum. In addition, the colors each of these flowers comes in, is also listed, as compiled from State Symbols USA.

  • State
  • Flower
  • Botanical Name
  • Color
  • Adopted
  • Alabama
  • Camellia
  • amellia japonica
  • pink, red, white, multi-colored
  • 1959
  • Alaska
  • Forget-Me-Not
  • Myosotis alpestris
  • blue
  • 1917
  • Arizona
  • Saguaro cactus blossom
  • Carnegia gigantea
  • white
  • 1931
  • Arkansas
  • Apple blossom
  • Malus domestic
  • pink
  • 1901
  • California
  • California poppy
  • Eschscholzia californica
  • orange, yellow
  • 1903
  • Colorado
  • Rocky Mountain columbine
  • Aquilegia caerulea
  • blue, red, violet, yellow, white
  • 1899
  • Connecticut
  • Mountain Laurel
  • Kalmia latifolia
  • white with pink
  • 1907
  • Delaware
  • Peach Blossom
  • Prunus persica
  • lavender, light pink
  • 1895
  • Florida
  • Orange Blossom
  • Citrus sinensis
  • white
  • 1909
  • Georgia
  • Cherokee rose
  • Rosa laevigata
  • white with yellow center
  • 1916
  • Hawaii
  • Yellow Hibiscus
  • Hibiscus brackenridgei
  • yellow with orange center
  • 1988
  • Idaho
  • Syringa Mock Orange
  • Philadelphus lewisii
  • white with yellow center
  • 1931
  • Illinois
  • Purple Violet
  • genus Viola
  • violet
  • 1908
  • Indiana
  • Peony
  • Paeonia lactiflora
  • blush, cream, pink, red, white
  • 1957
  • Iowa
  • Wild Prairie Rose
  • Rosa arkansana
  • varying shades of pink
  • 1897
  • Kansas
  • Sunflower
  • Helianthus annuus
  • yellow with brown center
  • 1903
  • Kentucky
  • Goldenrod
  • Solidago
  • yellow
  • 1926
  • Louisiana
  • Magnolia
  • Magnolia grandiflora
  • white
  • 1900
  • Maine
  • Eastern White Pine Tassel & Cone
  • Pinus strobus
  • green pine needles and brown pinecones
  • 1895
  • Maryland
  • Black-Eyed Susan
  • Rudbeckia hirta
  • yellow with dark brown center
  • 1918
  • Massachusetts
  • Mayflower
  • Epigaea repens
  • white
  • 1918
  • Michigan
  • Apple Blossom
  • Epigaea repens
  • white with pink
  • 1897
  • Minnesota
  • Pink and White Ladyslipper
  • Cypripedium reginae
  • pink and white
  • 1893
  • Mississippi
  • Magnolia
  • Magnolia grandiflora
  • white
  • 1938
  • Missouri
  • Hawthorn
  • genus Crataegus
  • pink, white
  • 1923
  • Montana
  • Bitterroot
  • Lewisia rediviva
  • pink, violet, white
  • 1895
  • Nebraska
  • Goldenrod
  • Solidago gigantean
  • yellow
  • 1895
  • Nevada
  • Sagebrush
  • Artemisia tridentate
  • yellow, white
  • 1917
  • New Hampshire
  • Purple Lilac
  • Syringa vulgaris
  • purple
  • 1919
  • New Jersey
  • Violet
  • Viola sororia
  • lavender, dark purple
  • 1971
  • New Mexico
  • Yucca flower
  • Yucca glauca
  • greenish white, pale green
  • 1927
  • New York
  • Rose
  • genus Rosa
  • lavender, orange, pink, red, yellow, white
  • 1955
  • North Carolina
  • Flowering Dogwood
  • Cornus florida
  • white with yellow center
  • 1941
  • North Dakota
  • Wild Prairie Rose
  • Rosa arkansana
  • pink with yellow center
  • 1907
  • Ohio
  • Scarlet Carnation
  • Dianthus caryophyllus
  • red
  • 1904
  • Oklahoma
  • Oklahoma rose
  • Rosa Oklahoma
  • deep red
  • 1983
  • Oregon
  • Oregon grape
  • Berberis aquifolium
  • yellow
  • 1899
  • Pennsylvania
  • Mountain Laurel
  • Kalmia latifolia
  • pink, red, white
  • 1933
  • Rhode Island
  • Violet
  • Viola palmate
  • purple
  • 1968
  • South Carolina
  • Yellow Jessamine
  • Gelsemium sempervirens
  • yellow
  • 1924
  • South Dakota
  • Pasque flower
  • Anemone patens
  • purple with yellow center
  • 1903
  • Tennessee
  • Iris
  • Iris germanica
  • blue, purple
  • 1933
  • Texas
  • Texas bluebonnet
  • genus Lupinus
  • blue
  • 1901
  • Utah
  • Sego Lily
  • genus Calochortus
  • white with yellow center
  • 1911
  • Vermont
  • Red Clover
  • Trifolium pretense
  • magenta, purple
  • 1895
  • Virginia
  • Flowering Dogwood
  • Cornus florida
  • white with yellow center
  • 1918
  • Washington
  • Coast Rhododendron
  • Rhododendron macrophyllum
  • varying shades of pink
  • 1892
  • West Virginia
  • Rhododendron
  • Rhododendron maximum
  • varying shades of pink
  • 1903
  • Wisconsin
  • Violet
  • Viola sororia
  • medium to dark purple
  • 1949
  • Wyoming
  • Indian paintbrush
  • Castilleja linariifolia
  • varying shades of orange
  • 1917

Sources:
http://www.usna.usda.gov/Gardens/collections/statetreeflower.html
http://www.statesymbolsusa.org/Lists/State_symbols.html

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