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Official State Wildflowers

There is variation among the states in the way they have officially designated flowers to represent them. Some states designate an official state flower. Some states designate an official state floral emblem. Some states designate both an official flower and floral emblem. States have also designated wildflowers and one state has designated an official cultivated flower.

Official wildflowers listed by state. (List by state or year)
StateList by state Name Designated as Year
Alabama Oak-leaf hydrangea (Hydrangea quercifolia Bartr.) Official State wildflower 1999
Alaska [ None ]    
Arizona [ None ]    
Arkansas [ None ]    
California [ None ]    
Colorado [ None ]    
Connecticut [ None ]    
Delaware [ None ]    
Florida Coreopsis Official Florida State wildflower 1991
Georgia Azalea State wild flower 1979
Hawaii [ None ]    
Idaho [ None ]    
Illinois [ None ]    
Indiana [ None ]    
Iowa [ None ]    
Kansas [ None ]    
Kentucky [ None ]    
Louisiana Louisiana iris (Giganticaerulea) Official State wildflower 1990
Maine [ None ]    
Maryland [ None ]    
Massachusetts [ None ]    
Michigan Dwarf lake iris (Iris lacustris) Official wildflower 1998
Minnesota [ None ]    
Mississippi [ None ]    
Missouri [ None ]    
Montana [ None ]    
Nebraska [ None ]    
Nevada [ None ]    
New Hampshire Pink lady's slipper (Cypripedium acaule) Official State wildflower 1991
New Jersey [ None ]    
New Mexico [ None ]    
New York [ None ]    
North Carolina [ None ]    
North Dakota [ None ]    
Ohio Large white trillium (Trillium grandiflorum) State wild flower 1987
Oklahoma Indian Blanket (Gaillardia pulchella) Official State wild flower 1986
Oregon [ None ]    
Pennsylvania [ None ]    
Rhode Island [ None ]    
South Carolina Goldenrod (Solidago altissima) Official State wildflower 2003
South Dakota [ None ]    
Tennessee Passionflower (Passiflora incarnata) State wild flower 1973
Tennessee Tennessee echinacea (Echinacea tennesseensis) State wild flower 2012
Texas [ None ]    
Utah [ None ]    
Vermont [ None ]    
Virginia [ None ]    
Washington [ None ]    
West Virginia [ None ]    
Wisconsin [ None ]    
Wyoming [ None ]    
State Birds & Flowers 100-pc Puzzle Each State Bird is perched upon the official State Flower in the State Birds & Flowers 1000-pc Puzzle. This great 24x30 inch, 1000 piece puzzle is fun, educational, and makes a wonderful gift. Purchase this puzzle directly from NETSTATE.COM the home of ALL the SYMBOLS.
Growing and Propagating Wildflowers of the United States and Canada

Growing and Propagating Wildflowers of the United States and Canada, by William Cullina. 314 pages. Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (April 15, 2000)

This most complete and authoritative guide to North American wildflowers offers clear and detailed information on growing and propagating 200 genera and 1,000 species of these precious plants. No matter what your level of interest -- whether it is to introduce a few plants into your garden or to learn how to propagate them for yourself or for sales, this book will inspire as well as inform you.

With Cullina's guidance, you'll learn in which parts of the continent the plants are found in the wild, and -- even more helpful -- where and how to succeed with them in your own garden wherever you live. As open land disappears, so too do many of the native plants that once flourished on this continent. Gardeners may be their last resort.

U. S. State Flowers in Counted Cross Stitch

U. S. State Flowers in Counted Cross Stitch , by Gerda Bengtsson. 99 pages. Publisher: Van Nostrand Reinhold (April 1977)

One of greatest living designers of charted cross-stitch offers exquisite, botanically correct cross stitch designs of state flowers of the 50 States.

Not currently in print, but definitely worth picking up a good used copy.

Quilting Flowers of the States

Quilting Flowers of the States, by Sue Harvey. 146 pages. House of White Birches (January 2003)

Create a great 12-inch flower block for each of the 50 states.

Techniques used are piecing, appliqué, paper-piecing and three-dimensional techniques.