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Official State Floral Emblems

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 floral emblems listed by adoption year. (List by state or year)
State Name Designated as YearList by adoption year
Oklahoma Mistletoe Floral emblem 1893
Maine White pine cone and tassel Floral emblem 1895
Montana Lewisia rediviva (bitterroot) Floral emblem 1895
Nebraska Golden rod (Solidago serotina) Floral emblem 1895
Arkansas Apple blossom State floral emblem 1901
Kansas Wild native sunflower State flower and floral emblem 1903
South Dakota American pasque flower (Pulsatilla hirsutissima) with motto State floral emblem 1903
North Dakota Wild prairie rose (Rosa blanda or arkansana) Floral emblem 1907
Georgia Cherokee rose Floral emblem 1916
Alaska Wild native forget-me-not State flower and floral emblem 1917
Massachusetts Mayflower (Epigaea repens) Flower or floral emblem 1918
Virginia American dogwood (Cornus florida) Floral emblem 1918
Missouri Hawthorn blossom (Crataegus) Floral emblem 1923
Alabama [ None ]    
Arizona [ None ]    
California [ None ]    
Colorado [ None ]    
Connecticut [ None ]    
Delaware [ None ]    
Florida [ None ]    
Hawaii [ None ]    
Idaho [ None ]    
Illinois [ None ]    
Indiana [ None ]    
Iowa [ None ]    
Kentucky [ None ]    
Louisiana [ None ]    
Maryland [ None ]    
Michigan [ None ]    
Minnesota [ None ]    
Mississippi [ None ]    
Nevada [ None ]    
New Hampshire [ None ]    
New Jersey [ None ]    
New Mexico [ None ]    
New York [ None ]    
North Carolina [ None ]    
Ohio [ None ]    
Oregon [ None ]    
Pennsylvania [ None ]    
Rhode Island [ None ]    
South Carolina [ None ]    
Tennessee [ None ]    
Texas [ None ]    
Utah [ None ]    
Vermont [ None ]    
Washington [ None ]    
West Virginia [ None ]    
Wisconsin [ None ]    
Wyoming [ None ]    
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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.