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Connecticut State Flower

Mountain Laurel Kalmia latifolia Adopted:1907
Connecticut State Flower: Mountain Laurel
Connecticut State Flower: Mountain Laurel

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.

Additional Information

Connecticut State Flower: Mountain Laurel
Connecticut State Flower: Mountain Laurel

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State Names, Flags, Seals, Songs, Birds, Flowers and Other Symbols: A Study based on historical documents giving the origin and significance of the state names, nicknames, mottoes, seals, flowers, birds, songs, and descriptive comments on the capitol buildings and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
Source: State Names, Seals, Flags, and Symbols: A Historical Guide, Third Edition - Benjamin F. Shearer and Barbara S. Shearer, Greenwood Press, 2002
Source: State Names, Flags, Seals, Songs, Birds, Flowers and Other Symbols: Revised Edition (Reprint)- George Earlie Shankle, Ph.D., The H.W. Wilson Company, 1938

 
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