State Flowers

New Hampshire State Flower

Image of New Hampshire State FlowerThe Common Purple Lilac (Syringa Vulgaris), is the New Hampshire State Flower. Purple Lilac is popular for its beauty and fragrance. Purple Lilac emits one of the most powerful fragrances emitted by any plant. Purple Lilacs are also reminiscent of springtime, young love, grandparents, romantic poetry and other writings.


Purple Lilac is a deciduous shrub used as a hedge or as an individual accent plant. As its name suggests, Purple Lilac has light purple flowers occurring in clusters amid the dark-green heart-shaped leaves. Purple Lilacs are gorgeous flowers, which can withstand severely cold winters even -35 degrees C with captivating fragrance.

The Common Purple Lilac shrub produces suckers – new shoots that sprout from the base of the shrub, or from the roots. There are about 20 species of Lilacs or Syringa(genus) in flowering plants. Purple Lilacs belong to family Oleaceae (olive). Purple Lilacs are native to Europe and Asia, and were imported to America in 1750.

The Purple Lilac flowers are produced in spring. The small, often fragrant flowers range in color from white to pink and all shades of purple. Each Purple Lilac flower is about 1 cm in diameter. Each Purple Lilac has a tube-shaped base with four spreading petal lobes. Lilac flowers are larger and more diverse in color and form. The Lilac flowers grow in large panicles. Almost all the species have a strong aroma.

Facts About Purple Lilac

  • The common Purple Lilac will grow to a mature height of 8-10 feet.
  • Fragrance of the Purple Lilac flower depends upon stage of bloom, time of day and temperature.
  • Purple Lilac is most fragrant on a warm, sunny afternoon when the florets are fully open.
  • Purple Lilac is wonderful when planted as hedges, screens between neighboring yards.
  • Purple Lilacs are referred to as poor man’s flowers.
  • The leaves of Purple Lilac flowers are dark green, heart-shaped and hairless.
  • Purple Lilac leaves occur opposite each other on the stem.
  • Each pair of leaves is arranged at right angles to the pair above and below.
  • The erect branches of Purple Lilac also grow opposite each other.
  • Purple Lilac and Persian Lilac and Chinese Lilacs are popular in order of preference.
  • Lilac flower’s fragrance varies considerably with species and cultivar.
  • The Purple Lilac flowers later become dry capsules containing two-winged seeds.

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Facts About New Hampshire

Image of New Hampshire State FlagThe capital city of New Hampshire is Concord. New Hampshire attained statehood on June 21, 1788. The official state flag of New Hampshire was adopted in 1909.

  • New Hampshire is known also as The Lilac City.
  • The state is located between 43.231N, 071.560W, of United States.
  • Total land area of area is 9351 sq.mi.
  • New Hampshire is bordered by Maine, Massachusetts, Vermont.
  • New Hampshire has a changeable continental climate, with wide variations in daily and seasonal temperatures.
  • New Hampshire’s economy depends upon Agriculture: Dairy products, nursery stock, cattle, apples, eggs; Industry: Machinery, electric equipment, rubber and plastic products, tourism.
  • New Hampshire’s historical Sites include, Daniel Webster’s Birthplace near Franklin and Strawberry Banke, the restored building of the original colonial settlement at Portsmouth.
  • New Hampshire’s points of interest include, Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire’s largest lake; White Mountain National Forest; The Old Man of the Mountain granite head profile at Franconia Notch State Park.
  • New Hampshire’s nicknames include, Granite State, Mother of Rivers, White Mountain State, Switzerland of America.
  • Some of the popular Universities of New Hampshire are: Southern New Hampshire University, University of New Hampshire-Main Campus, University of New Hampshire-Manchester.