Oklahoma State Wildflower
When it comes to state flora, one must be careful to differentiate in Oklahoma. The Sooner State is represented, in one way or another, by three official flowers:
Supported by House Bill No. 1649, The indian blanket was adopted as the official state wildflower of Oklahoma on May 7, 1986.
The Oklahoma Statutes
The following information is excerpted from the Oklahoma Statutes, Title 25, Section 25-92.
TITLE 25. Definitions and General Provisions.
The official state wild flower of the State of Oklahoma shall be the Indian Blanket (Gaillardia pulchella).
Added by Laws 1986, HB 1649, c. 6, § 1, eff. November 1, 1986.
Gaillardia pulchella (Blanket Flower): Plant Encyclopedia from MyGardenGuide.
Plant Profile for Gaillardia pulchella Foug. (Firewheel): USDA, NRCS. 2004. The PLANTS Database, Version 3.5 (http://plants.usda.gov). National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.
Oklahoma State Wildflower: "Legend of the Indian Blanket Maker" and Cultivation Information from the Oklahoma Roadside Wildflower Program.
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State Names, Flags, Seals, Songs, Birds, Flowers and Other Symbols: A Study based on historical documents giving the origin and significance of the state names, nicknames, mottoes, seals, flowers, birds, songs, and descriptive comments on the capitol buildings and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: Oklahoma Statutes, (http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/osStatuesTitle.html), September 29, 2005
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