What Is a State Flower Used For?


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Like state trees, state mottos and state flags, state flowers serve an important identity to their respective state. In most instances, such flowers are the most common wildflower found in the state or prevalent across much of the territory's land.

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Some state flowers are the camellia in Alabama, Cherokee rose in Georgia, sunflower in Kansas, mayflower in Massachusetts, yucca in New Mexico, iris in Tennessee and Indian paintbrush in Wyoming. Kentucky and Nebraska share the same state flower in the goldenrod, as do Arkansas and Michigan in the apple blossom. Louisiana and Mississippi s,hare the magnolia and New Jersey and Rhode Island share the violet. The pua aloalo is the flower of Hawaii, found only in the Aloha State.

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