West Virginia State Flower
The Rhododendron maximum, or great laurel became the state flower of West Virginia on January 29, 1903. Rhododendron is a shrub of the heath family. Rhododendrons are the natives of eastern US and northern Alabama. Rhododendrons are very popular as landscaping plants.
The Rhododendron flowers are Monoecious, showy. The inflorescence (truss) of Rhododenron flowers are 15-30 funnel-shaped flowers presented in an upright candelabroid umbel. The Rhododendron flower is 5-lobed flower and 1 inch long. The Rhododendron flowers range from white to pale pink, occasionally deep pink to rose red in color. The Rhododendron flowers have yellow-green spotting. The calyx, is mostly small, but is much larger in Rhododendron maximum. A Rhododendron flower commonly has 8-10 stamens. The Rhododendron fruit or capsule is ovoid. The peak blooming period of Rhododendrons is mid-July.
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Facts About Rhododendron maximum
- Rhododendron is a large shrub or small tree with several twisted stems.
- Rhododendron leaves are alternate, evergreen, simple, elliptical, 4-10 inches long, pinnately veined.
- Rhododendron leaves are slightly revolute, leathery, dark green above and paler with rust-colored hair below.
- Rhododendron fruit is Red-brown 1/2 inch long elongated capsule, containing many tiny seeds, in a long-stemmed cluster, maturing in fall.
- Rhododendron plant bark is red-brown and scaly.
- Rhododendron plant, consists of flower stems which are sticky.
- Rhododendron flower buds are distinctly larger than vegetative buds.
- Leafy bracts are present beneath single terminal flower bud.
- Rhododendron's hard wood is used for tool handles, decorative objects, and fuel.
- Rhododendron leaves are poisonous to cattle and deer.
- The terms azaleas and rhododendrons are commonly refered to each other.
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Facts About West-Virginia
West Virginia's state capital city is Charleston. West Virginia became a state on June 20, 1863. West Virginia's official state flag was adopted in 1929.
- West Virginia is located between 38.350N, 81.630W of the U.S.
- Total land area of West Virginia are 24231 sq.mi.
- Border States of the state are Kentucky, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia.
- West Virginia's state economy depends upon Agriculture: Cattle, dairy products, poultry, apples; Industry: Chemical products, mining, primary metals, stone, clay, and glass products, tourism.
- West Virginia state nickname is Mountain State.
- Major Industries in West Virginia are mining (coal), livestock, chemical manufacturing, glass products, tourism.
- Points of Interest in West Virginia are Harpers Ferry and New River Gorge National River; the Greenbrier and Berkeley Springs resorts, and the Cass scenic railroad.
- Historical Sites in West Virginia are Historic homes in the Eastern Panhandle area of the state.