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State Flowers

States of some nations have a flower as their State Flower, mostly a native flower which originated in their respective geographical provinces, despite having a National Flower. Here is a list of state flowers for the United States of America. We are coming up with respective lists of state flowers for other countries very shortly.

Listing of Official State Flowers
State Name Latin Name Year of Legislation
Note:
  1.  Although no specific species of magnolia was designated as the state tree of Mississippi, most references recognize the Southern Magnolia, Magnolia grandiflora, as the state tree.
Alabama Camelia Camellia japonica 1959/1999
Alaska Forget-me-not Myosotis alpestris subsp. asiatica 1917
Arizona Saguaro cactus blossom Carnegia gigantea 1931
Arkansas Apple blossom Malus domestica 1901
California California poppy Eschscholzia californica 1903
Colorado Rocky Mountain columbine Aquilegia caerulea 1899
Connecticut Mountain laurel Kalmia latifolia 1907
District of Columbia American Beauty rose Rosa 'American Beauty' N/A
Delaware Peach blossom Prunus persica 1895
Florida Orange blossom Citrus sinensis 1909
Georgia Cherokee rose Rosa laevigata 1916
Guam Puti tai nobiu Bougainvillea spectabilis N/A
Hawaii Pua aloalo Hibiscus brackenridgei 1988
Idaho Syringa mock orange Philadelphus lewisii 1931
Illinois Purple violet Viola¹ 1908
Indiana Peony Paeonia lactiflora 1957
Iowa Wild prairie rose Rosa suffulta 1897

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Listing of Official State Flowers
State Name Latin Name Year of Legislation
Note:
  1.  In Illinois, Missouri, and Texas, multiple species fit the legislated name of the state flower.
Kansas Sunflower Helianthus annuus 1903
Kentucky Goldenrod Solidago canadensis var. scabra 1926
Louisiana Magnolia Magnolia grandiflora 1900
Maine Eastern white pine tassel and cone Pinus strobus 1895
Maryland Black-eyed Susan Rudbeckia hirta 1918
Massachusetts Mayflower Epigaea repens 1918
Michigan Apple blossom Malus domestica 1897
Minnesota Pink and white ladyslipper Cypripedium reginae 1893
Mississippi Magnolia Magnolia grandiflora 1952
Missouri Hawthorn Crataegus² 1923
Montana Bitterroot Lewisia rediviva 1895
Nebraska Goldenrod Solidago gigantea 1895
Nevada Sagebrush Artemisia tridentata 1917
New Hampshire Purple lilac Syringa vulgaris 1919
New Jersey Violet Viola sororia 1971
New Mexico Yucca Yucca glauca 1927
New York Rose Rosa 1955
North Carolina American dogwood Cornus florida 1941
North Dakota Wild prairie rose Rosa arkansana 1907
Northern Marianas Plumeria Plumeria rubra forma acutifolia N/A

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Listing of Official State Flowers
State Name Latin Name Year of Legislation
Ohio Scarlet carnation Dianthus caryophyllus 1904
Oklahoma Mistletoe Phoradendron leucarpum 1893
Oregon Oregon grape Mahonia aquifolium 1899
Pennsylvania Mountain laurel Kalmia latifolia 1933
Puerto Rico Puerto rico hibiscus Montezuma speciosissima N/A
Rhode Island Violet Viola palmata 1968
South Carolina Yellow jessamine Gelsemium sempervirens 1924
South Dakota Pasque flower Anemone patens var. multifida 1903
Tennessee Iris Iris germanica 1933
Texas Texas bluebonnet Lupinus spp. 1901
Utah Sego lily Calochortus 1911
Vermont Red clover Trifolium pratense 1895
Virginia Flowering dogwood Cornus florida 1918
Washington Coast rhododendron Rhododendron macrophyllum 1892
West Virginia Rhododendron Rhododendron maximum 1903
Wisconsin Wood violet Viola sororia 1949
Wyoming Indian paintbrush Castilleja linariifolia 1917

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