Connecticut State Flower
Adoption of the Connecticut State Flower
Only the state seal and state flag were approved before a Connecticut state flower was adopted by the legislature.
The mountain laurel (Kalmia latifolia) was declared to be the state flower of the State of Connecticut by an act of the General Assembly approved on April 17, 1907.
The General Statutes of Connecticut
The following information is excerpted from The General Statutes of Connecticut, Title 3, Chapter 3, Section 3-108.
TITLE 3 - STATE ELECTIVE OFFICERS.
(1949 Rev., S. 3582.)
Kalmia latifolia (Mountain Laurel): Plant Encyclopedia from MyGardenGuide.
Kalmia latifolia: University of Connecticut Plant Database of Trees, Shrubs and Vines.
Mountain Laurel (Ericaceae Kalmia latifolia L.): Tree Identification Fact Sheet from the Virginia Tech.
Plant Profile for Kalmia latifolia (Mountain Laurel): USDA, NRCS. 2004. The PLANTS Database, Version 3.5 (http://plants.usda.gov). National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.
State Flower List: List of all of the state flowers.
State Birds & Flowers 1000-pc Puzzle: Created at the request of The National Wildlife Federation this design is a beautiful and informative puzzle featuring every state bird perched on the appropriate state flower.
State Birds and Flowers Coloring Book by Annika Bernhard - 51 accurately detailed, copyright-free renderings include national bird (eagle) and flower (rose) plus 50 state birds and flowers.
U. S. State Flowers in Cross Stitch by Gerda Bengtsson - Botanically correct cross stitch designs of state flowers of the 50 States.
Quilting Flowers of the States by Sue Harvey - A lovely 12-inch flower block for each of the 50 states. Techniques used are piecing, appliqué, paper-piecing and three-dimensional techniques.
Plants, Seeds & Flowers: Bulbs, seeds, plants, fertilizer, plant containers and more.
Gardening Tools: Pruners, rakes, shovels, hoes, trowels, cultivators and tillers, greenhouses, yard carts and more.
State Names, Seals, Flags, and Symbols: A Historical Guide, Third Edition - Benjamin F. Shearer and Barbara S. Shearer, Greenwood Press, 2002
State Names, Flags, Seals, Songs, Birds, Flowers and Other Symbols: A Study based on historical documents giving the origin and significance of the state names, nicknames, mottoes, seals, flowers, birds, songs, and descriptive comments on the capitol buildings and on some of the leading state histories, Revised Edition - George Earlie Shankle, Ph.D., The H.W. Wilson Company, 1938 (Reprint Services Corp. 1971)
Source: General Statutes of Connecticut, (http://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/menu/Statutes.asp), June 4, 2005
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