Visual Dictionary of Flowers

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.

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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. 

Dictionary of Flowers by State


ALABAMA                      Camellia

ALASKA                         Forget-me-not

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.

COLORADO                    Columbine

CONNECTICUT               Mountain laurel

DELAWARE                    Peach blossom

FLORIDA                       Orange blossom

GEORGIA                       Cherokee rose

Above: Cherokee Roses bloom in southern Georgia.

HAWAII                         Hibiscus

IDAHO                           Syringa (Mock orange)

ILLINOIS                        Purple violet

Above: The Illinois Purple Violet was a favored muse of Vincent Van Gogh. 


INDIANA                        Peony

IOWA                            Wild Prairie rose

KANSAS                         Sunflower

Above: A field of blossoming Sunflowers in central Kansas.

KENTUCKY                     Goldenrod

LOUISIANA                    Magnolia

MAINE                          White pine cone & tassel

MARYLAND                    Black-Eyed Susan

Above: A cluster of Black Eyed Susans somewhere in Maryland.


MASSACHUSETTS           Mayflower

MICHIGAN                     Apple blossom

MINNESOTA                   Pink and white lady’s slipper

MISSISSIPPI                  Magnolia

MISSOURI                      Hawthorn

Above: The Hawthorn flower thrives in Missouri.

MONTANA                     Bitterroot

NEBRASKA                    Goldenrod

NEVADA                        Sagebrush

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

OKLAHOMA                    Mistletoe

OREGON                        Oregon grape

PENNSYLVANIA              Mountain laurel

RHODE ISLAND              Violet

SOUTH CAROLINA           Yellow jessamine

SOUTH DAKOTA             Pasque flower

TENNESSEE                    Iris

TEXAS                           Bluebonnet

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.

related links

Official State Trees.

More U.S. State Symbols.

Another Dictionary of Flowers


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