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Georgia State Flower

cherokee-roseThe Cherokee Rose (Rosa laevigata) is the state flower of Georgia. Cherokee Rose is a rose native to southern China, Taiwan, Laos and Vietnam. The word Cherokee Rose means Chinese climbing rose with fragrant white blossoms. The Cherokee Rose plant is an ornamental plant with scented Cherokee Rose flowers.


The Cherokee Rose flower is also known as Snow-White Rose, Rosier Blanc de Neige, Rosa nivea.The Cherokee Rose flowers are 6-10 cm diameter, fragrant, with pure white petals and yellow stamens. Cherokee Rose flowers are followed by bright red and bristly hips (fruit), 2-4 cm in diameter. The Cherokee Rose petals are waxy white with what is sometimes described as a large golden center. Cherokee Rose flowers bloom in the early spring, but favorable conditions will produce the flowers in the fall of the year, a second flowering of this hardy plant. The Cherokee Rose flowers have a clove-like fragrance.

The Cherokee Rose is tender and needs to be grown only in warm sunny climates. The hermaphrodite Cherokee Rose is a naturalized flower in Georgia, Florida and Alabama, and also in southern Japan.

Facts About Cherokee Rose

  • Cherokee Rose flowers are densely arranged along the length of the canes that form garlands of blossoms on the plant.
  • The Cherokee Rose plant is a climbing shrub, scrambling over other shrubs and small trees to heights of up to 10 m.
  • The evergreen climbing Cherokee Rose produces long, thorny, vine like canes that form a mound 10-12 ft (3-3.7 m) in height and about 15 ft (4.6 m) wide.
  • Cherokee Rose is often seen sprawling across adjacent shrubs and other supports that it employs to climb to even greater heights.
  • The Cherokee Rose flower has antibacterial, anticholesterolemic, astringent, carminative, depurative, diuretic properties. The flowers of Cherokee rose are used in the treatment of dysentery and to restore hair cover.
  • There is a layer of hairs around the Cherokee Rose seeds just beneath the flesh of the fruit. These hairs can cause irritation to the mouth and digestive tract if ingested.
  • The Cherokee Rose plant is excessively thorny and generously supplied with a vivid green leaves.
  • The Cherokee Rose stem is also very bristly.
  • In Chinese medicine, Cherokee rosehip is used for male sexual ailments.
  • The fruit of the Cherokee rose is called a rosehip.
  • Birds flock to the Cherokee rose to feast on the hips, the fruit being a tasty source of vitamin C.

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

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Facts About Georgia

georgia-state-flagThe capital of Georgia is Atlanta. Georgia received statehood on January 2, 1788. Georgia Flag was adopted on May 8th, 2003.

  • Bordering states of Georgia are, South Carolina, Florida, Alabama, Tennessee, and North Carolina.
  • The motto of Georgia is Wisdom, justice, and moderation.
  • Nicknames of Georgia include Peach State, Goober state, Empire State of the South.
  • Georgia's state bird is the Brown Thrasher.
  • Georgia's climate is usually warm and the state has a healthy rainfall levels.
  • Georgia is the Presidential Birthplace - James Earl Carter, Jr., born in Plains on October 1, 1924, was the 39th US President, serving from 1977 to 1981.
  • Total land area of Georgia is 58,060 sq. mi., making it the 21st largest in the U.S.
  • The state of Georgia was named in honor of King George II of England.
  • Georgia's major industries include textiles, transportation equipment, food processing, paper products, chemical products, electric equipment, and tourism.
  • Historical sites of Georgia state include, Confederate Memorial at Stone Mountain, Andersonville Prison Park and National Cemetery, Jimmy Carter National Historic Site, Etowah Mounds, Antebellum Trail, Historic Savannah, Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, Martin Luther King, and Jr. Historical Site.
  • Georgia is the nations number one producer of the three Ps--peanuts, pecans, and peaches.
  • Berry College in Rome(US), Georgia has the world's largest college campus.
  • Chickamuga National Park in Georgia is the site of the bloodiest battle in American history.
  • Places of interest in Georgia state are, Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, Cumberland Island National Seashore, High Museum of Art, and Callaway Gardens.

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