Above: Image from a public domain Dictionary of Flowers
American Beauty Red Rose, the official National flower of the United States of America.
The above photo depicts an American Beauty rose. It's beautiful appearance has inspired countless artists to create music, poetry, movies and other works of art in its name.
Scroll down for a complete list of flowers that symbolize each U.S. state, some with photos.
All images shown here were borrowed from public domain, unless otherwise noted.
To view another concise, descriptive dictionary of flowers and more printable items, visit the link shown below.
Here is a list of states, along with the type of flower officially designated to symbolize each state.
STATE NAME FLOWER NAME
Above: A tangle of Forget-Me-Nots during summer in Alaska.
ARIZONA Saguaro Cactus blossom
ARKANSAS Apple blossom
CALIFORNIA California poppy
Above: Butterscotch and Flame Orange are the typical vibrant colors of the California Poppy.
CONNECTICUT Mountain laurel
DELAWARE Peach blossom
FLORIDA Orange blossom
GEORGIA Cherokee rose
Above: Cherokee Roses bloom in southern Georgia.
IDAHO Syringa (Mock orange)
ILLINOIS Purple violet
Above: The Illinois Purple Violet was a favored muse of Vincent Van Gogh.
IOWA Wild Prairie rose
Above: A field of blossoming Sunflowers in central Kansas.
MAINE White pine cone & tassel
MARYLAND Black-Eyed Susan
Above: A cluster of Black Eyed Susans somewhere in Maryland.
MICHIGAN Apple blossom
MINNESOTA Pink and white lady’s slipper
Above: The Hawthorn flower thrives in Missouri.
NEW HAMPSHIRE Purple lilac
NEW JERSEY Violet
NEW MEXICO Yucca flower
Above: The Yucca, a strange and beautiful flowering plant commonly found in New Mexico
NEW YORK Rose
NORTH CAROLINA Flowering dogwood
NORTH DAKOTA Wild Prairie rose
OHIO Scarlet carnation
OREGON Oregon grape
PENNSYLVANIA Mountain laurel
RHODE ISLAND Violet
SOUTH CAROLINA Yellow jessamine
SOUTH DAKOTA Pasque flower
UTAH Sego lily
Above: The Sego Lily adds a welcome splash of color to a dry desert landscape.
VERMONT Red clover
VIRGINIA Flowering dogwood
WASHINGTON Pink rhododendron
WEST VIRGINIA Rhododendron
WISCONSIN Wood violet
WYOMING Indian paintbrush
Above: The Indian Paintbrush, commonly found in Wyoming. The flower is so named because the early Lakota-Sioux sometimes dipped these flowers in pigment to create painted artwork.
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