Michigan State Flower
Apple blossom is the Michigan State flower, and also the state flower of Arkansas. There are, probably, nearly 1000 varieties of Apple blossom cultivated in the United States, and all of which are said to be derived from the Wild crab (Pyrus coronaria, Linn).
- coronaria (L.) P. Mill.
Apple blossom tree is a well-known tree, growing from 20 to 40 feet high, with rigid, crooked, spreading branches, and a rough, blackish bark. The apple tree is a native of Europe, and the Apple blossoms come from April to June. From the fruit, cider is manufactured, and both the fruit and its cider are much used for domestic and medicinal purposes.
Apple blossoms have Cherry pink and white petals. The Apple blossoms are very fragrant and scent the May landscape. The Apple blossoms are large expanding with the leaves, and borne in subumbellate corymbs. The calyx-tube of the Apple blossoms is urn-shaped, with limb 5-cleft. The pedicels and calyx on the Apple blossoms are villose-tomentose.
Apple blossoms have 5, roundish, or obovate petals, with short claws. The stamens of Apple blossoms are numerous and styles number 5. The Apple blossom's styles are united and villose at base. The fruit is greenish and ripens in September, and is typically 5-8 cm in diameter (rarely up to 15 cm) like a small apple; yellow-green, maturing in late summer.
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Facts About Apple Blossoms
- Trees under the section Malus are the finest flowering trees are those included, the type of which is the common Crab Apple (M. communis).
- World's top apple producers are China, United States, Turkey, Poland and Italy.
- Apples have five seed pockets or carpels. Each pocket contains seeds.
- The number of seeds per carpel is determined by the vigor and health of the plant.
- Different varieties of apples will have different number of seeds.
Facts About Michigan
The capital city of Michigan is Lansing. Michigan was admitted to the Union in 1837, as the 26th state. Michigan's official flag was adopted in 1911.
- Michigan's nicknames are is the Great Lake State, Wolverine State or Water Winter Wonderland.
- Michigan is a state in the north-central United States.
- Michigan is located in between 42.709N, 084.553W.
- Michigan has a humid continental climate with short summers; the Upper Peninsula generally has cooler temperatures than the Lower Peninsula.
- Michigan's total land area is 96,810 square miles. [Michigan is the 11th largest state in the USA]
- Michigan is the only state that touches four of the five Great Lakes.
- Michigan has more than 11,000 inland lakes and more than 36,000 miles of streams.
- The largest city in Michigan is Detroit.
- Bordering States of Michigan are: Wisconsin, Ohio, Indiana, Minnesota.(across Lake Superior)
- Michigan ranks second in the U.S in apple production.
- Michigan$#39;s economy depends upon, Agriculture: Dairy products, apples, blueberries, cattle, vegetables, hogs, corn, nursery stock, soybeans and Industry: Motor vehicles and parts, machinery, fabricated metal products, food processing, chemical products, mining, tourism.
- Major Industries of the state are Motor vehicles and parts, minerals, farming.
- Historical Sites in Michigan are Mackinac Island, Fort Mackinac, Greenfield Village, Sault St. Marie.
- Michigan state University (MSU) is home to the world's oldest hospitality school, and the study abroad program is the largest of any single-campus university in the United States.
- Sleeping Bear Dunes, Isle Royal National Park, Crystal Mountain (skiing), Niagara Escarpment (limestone hills), Pictured Rocks, Soo Canals, and Tahquamenon Falls, the Windmill Dezuwan, and The Hackly Hume Historic Site, The Tawas Point Lighthouse, and The Mackinac Bridge are all the places of interest in Michigan.
- Michigan has many annual customs. The events that take place in the spring are; The Tulip Festival, The Maple Syrup Festival (April), and The Blossomtime Festival.
- Some of the Universities of Michigan are: Michigan State Universities, Central Michigan University, Eastern Michigan University, Ferris State University Big Rapids, Grand Valley State University, Lake Superior State University, Michigan State University, Michigan Technological University, Northern Michigan University, Oakland University.