The Florida state flower is the orange blossom, which appears in the spring, several months before the orange tree produces mature fruit. Each flower has five petals, and the blooms produce a strong, sweet scent.
Bees located near orange groves make orange blossom honey, which has a distinct citrus flavor. The flowers also produce an essential oil that’s beneficial for skin care products. Historically, the orange blossom is a symbol of fertility because it produces both flowers and fruit. Because Florida is the largest U.S. producer of oranges, the flower also is associated with prosperity. The Florida town of Davie holds an annual Orange Blossom Festival to celebrate the state’s history and success.