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Kentucky State Flower

kentucky state flower Image - Golden rod Goldenrod (Solidago canadensis var. scabra) is the Kentucky State Flower. Goldenrod is the common name for certain related plants of the Asteraceae/Compositae family. The genus of Goldenrods contains about 100 species, most of which are North American. Goldenrods are very popular fillers in flower arrangements of all kinds.

Kingdom
Plantae
Division
Magnoliophyta
Class
Magnoliopsida
Order
Asterales
Family
Asteraceae
Genus
Solidago
Species
altissima

The species of Goldenrods - Tall Goldenrod (Solidago altissima) are typical autumn flowers of the United States that grow in woods, meadows, hills, and on rocky ground.Goldenrod blooms between August-October. Numerous small flower heads, composed of multi-flowered rays, crowd together to form clusters at the top of Goldenrod stems. Goldenrod has yellow flowers. Goldenrod blooms with about 9-15 flower rays that are 3 mm. The flowers occur along the upper part of each flowering Goldenrod stem.

Goldenrods may range between 1-8 inches in height. Some species of Goldenrods are fragrant. Goldenrod blooms with ray flowers and disk flowers. Inside the head of the Golderods are visible several disk flowers. A couple of the disk Goldenrods have anthers rising above them. The whole collection of ray and disk Goldenrods is held together in a slender, greenish-yellow, cuplike structure known as the involucre. Several species of Goldenrods have serrated leaves, which alternate among wand-like stems.

There are many online florists who deliver flowers to Kentucky. You can send flowers, plants of your choice to your loved ones living in Kentucky or from Kentucky to other locations across the United States of America through these popular Kentucky Online Florists.

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Facts About Goldenrod

  • Goldenrods are of 5 types on the basis of their morpkologies. They are - Plume-shaped Goldenrod, Elm-shaped Goldenrod, Club-shaped Goldenrod, Wand-like Goldenrod, Flat-topped Goldenrod.
  • Tall goldenrod - Solidago altissima, is from the first type called Plume-shaped goldenrod.
  • Goldenrod blooms provide nectar for beneficial wasps that prey on aphids.
  • The November Goldenrod (Solidago serotina) is the tallest and bears large hairy clusters of flowers.
  • The smaller Goldenrod (Solidago odora) has anise-scented leaves used to make herb tea.
  • Goldenrod symbolises encouragement or precaution.
  • Tall Goldenrod (Salidago altissima) was formerly considered a separate species, but now it is included in Solidago canadensis var. scabra.

Facts About Kentucky state

kentucky state flag ImageThe capital of Kentucky is Frankfort. Kentucky is also called Bluegrass State. Kentucky's official state flag was adopted in 1918, but the design was not finalized until in 1928. The flag was again changed in 1962.

  • the total area of Kentucky is 40,411 square miles.
  • Kentucky is the 37th biggest state in the USA
  • The state is located between 38.190N, 084.865W, and bordered by Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Ohio, Tennessee, and West Virginia.
  • Kentucky has a moderate, relatively humid climate, with abundant rainfall.Kentucky's State Motto is United we stand, divided we fall .
  • Tourism and travel is Kentucky's third largest revenue-producing industry.
  • One of the state's top tourist attractions is Mammoth Cave National Park, which contains an estimated 150 mi (241 km) of underground passages.
  • Places of interest in Kentucky are Abraham Lincoln Birthplace - Hodgenville, Churchill Downs - Louisville, Cumberland Gap National Historical Park - Middlesboro, National Corvette Museum - Bowling Green, and Mammoth Cave - Cave City.
  • American Sentinel University, American Sentinel University, Capella University, Jacksonville University, Jones International University, Kaplan University, Kennedy-Western University, National College of Business & Technology, Danville, Kentuck, Saint Leo University, Walden University, Western International University, are some of the Universities in Kentucky.
  • Cumberland is the only waterfall in the world to regularly display a Moonbow. It is located just southwest of Corbin, Kentucky
  • Kentucky's economy depends upon Agriculture: Horses, cattle, tobacco, dairy products, hogs, soybeans, corn; Industry: Transportation equipment, chemical products, electric equipment, machinery, food processing, tobacco products, coal, tourism.
  • Pike County, Kentucky, the world's largest producer of coal is famous for the Hatfield-McCoy feud, an Appalachian vendetta that lasted from the Civil War to the 1890s.

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