Iowa State Flower
The Wild Rose became the official Iowa State Flower in 1897. SynonymsW of the Wild Prairie Rose are Rosa pratincola; Rosa suffulta var. suffulta and Rosa suffulta var. relicta, Rosa alcea Greene, Rosa conjuncta Rydb, Rosa relicta Erlanson, and Rosa suffulta Greene.
Wild Prairie Rose flowers are about 2 inches broad and fragrant. The five petals on the Wild Prairie Rose vary from pink to white or rarely deep roselight and the flowers usually bloom in groups at ends of branches.
Three or more Wild Prairie Rose flowers are borne on new-growth branches that are unarmed with prickles. Inflorescence of the Wild Prairie Rose is a corymb. The peduncles on the Wild Prairie Rose are glabrous with five sepals. The styles on the Wild Prairie Rose are not exserted, but persistent, while the stamens are numerous.
Facts About The Wild Prairie Rose
- Wild Prairie Roses - Rose Rosa pratincola, bloom on Shrubs with erect stems.
- The Wild Prairie Rose flowers are seen in varying shades of pink, with many yellow stamens in the center.
- Wild Prairie Roses are distributed across Oklahoma, Texas, and New Mexico, north to Colorado, east to Kansas and Minnesota.
- Wild Prairie Roses are grown in prairies, woodland margin and disturbed areas.
- Wild Prairie Rose flowers appear from May to August.
- The leaves on the Wild Prairie Rose plant are compound with 7 to 11 oval leaflets seldom over 1 inch 2.5 cm long, sharply serrated or toothed, smooth on both sides.
- Wild Prairie Rose seeds are often contained in oats, wheat, barley, rye, and sweet clover seed.
- Petals of the Wild Prairie Rose can be used in salads, to make tea, or can be candied.
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Facts About Iowa state
Capital City of Iowa state is Des Moines. Iowa's official flag was adopted in 1921. The name Iowa comes from Ioway, the French word for the Bah-kho-je Indian tribe that lived in the area.
- Iowa attained statehood on December 28, 1846, as the 29th state of the union.
- Iowa is one of the North Central States of the American Union, and is about midway between the Atlantic and the Pacific Oceans. It lies between two great rivers, the Mississippi and the Missouri, between 42'02'N 93'28'W.
- The climate is continental. The average annual rainfall is 31 in/78.7 cm, and, most of the rain falls in summer.
- Nickname of the Iowa state is Hawkeye State or Corn State.
- Motto of the Iowa state is Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain..
- Border States of the Iowa are Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota, Wisconsin.
- The total land area of Iowa is 55,875 sq. mi.; making it the 23rd largest state of the union.
- Iowa is ranked second in the nation in red meat production.
- The foundation of Iowa's thriving economy lies in quality public education and strong colleges and universities.
- Iowa state University, University of Iowa, University of Northern Iowa are the Universities of Iowa state.
- Some of the interesting places in Iowa are Dodge, Camp, Duane Arnold Nuclear Power Plant, Edenville, Johnston Station.
- The Grand Opera House is Dubuque's only surviving grand opera house in Iowa and it boasts the largest stage ever built in the city.
- The Walnut Grove School, built in 1873, is the only remaining structurally sound, unaltered, one-room rural school in its original site in Mitchell County.
- The Hohberger Building, constructed in 1898, was erected with cast iron because it is lighter and stronger than stone and brick. This uniqueness has earned the building a listing on the National Register of Historic Places.
- Major Industries in Iowa are agriculture (corn, soybeans, hogs, pigs), food manufacturing, insurance.
- Historical Sites include Herbert Hoover Birthplace and Library, Fort Dodge Historical Museum, Effigy Mounds National Monument.
- Amana Colonies, Des Moines Art Center, Sanford Museum and Planetarium, Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad, DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge, Living History Farms, Paddlewheel Riverboats are the points of interest in Iowa.