Nevada State Flower
Adoption of the Nevada State Flower
The sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata or Artemisia trifida) was initially adopted as the state emblem by Senate concurrent resolution, the Assembly concurring, on March 20, 1917.
By an act of the Nevada Legislature, the sagebrush was later adopted as the official state emblem by statutory law in 1959.
Finally, in 1967, the sagebrush was adopted "as the official state flower of the the State of Nevada."
The Nevada Revised Statutes
The following information is excerpted from the Nevada Revised Statutes, Title 19, Chapter 235, Section 235.050.
TITLE 19 - MISCELLANEOUS MATTERS RELATED TO GOVERNMENT AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS.
(Added to NRS by 1959, 107; A 1967, 702)
Plant Profile for Artemisia tridentata Nutt. ssp. parishii (Big sagebrush): USDA, NRCS. 2004. The PLANTS Database, Version 3.5 (http://plants.usda.gov). National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.
Big sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata Nutt.): Tree Identification Fact Sheet from the Virginia Tech.
Sagebrush: Habitat photograph: Charles Webber © California Academy of Sciences.
Wildflowers of the Sierra Nevada: Mt. Whitney Packers and Owens Valley History Site.
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State Names, Flags, Seals, Songs, Birds, Flowers and Other Symbols: A Study based on historical documents giving the origin and significance of the state names, nicknames, mottoes, seals, flowers, birds, songs, and descriptive comments on the capitol buildings and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: Nevada Revised Statutes, (http://leg.state.nv.us/NRS/), August 18, 2005
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