New Hampshire State Wildflower
Adoption of the New Hampshire State Wildflower
The pink lady's slipper was adopted as the official state wildflower of New Hampshire in 1991.
New Hampshire's pink lady's slipper is also sometimes called the moccasin flower, the lady's slipper orchid, the lady's-slipper orchid, pink ladyslipper, and pink lady's-slipper.
The New Hampshire Revised Statutes
The following information is excerpted from the New Hampshire Revised Statutes, Title 1, Chapter 3, Section 3:17.
Title I: The State and Its Government.
Source. 1991, 106:2, eff. July 12, 1991.
Cypripedium acaule (Lady's Slipper Orchid): Plant Encyclopedia from MyGardenGuide.
Plant Profile for Cypripedium acaule Ait. (Moccasin Flower): USDA, NRCS. 2004. The PLANTS Database, Version 3.5 (http://plants.usda.gov). National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center: Web site for the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, Texas.
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State Names, Flags, Seals, Songs, Birds, Flowers and Other Symbols: A Study based on historical documents giving the origin and significance of the state names, nicknames, mottoes, seals, flowers, birds, songs, and descriptive comments on the capitol buildings and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: New Hampshire Revised Statutes, (http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/rsa/html/indexes/default.html), September 28, 2005
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