13 Apr

Map of the Week: Flower Power in Fifty States

Today, April 13th, is International Plant Appreciation Day! In honor of this global holiday, we explore the flora appreciated in each of the USA’s 50 states. Flower’s are starting to bloom all around the country, which one is special to your state?

In case you are not acquainted with the beautiful state flowers of the 50 states, here is a list of each one. Violet is the most popular – representing 4 states (Rhode Island, Illinois, New Jersey, and Wisconsin) – followed by Mountain Laurel, Wild prairie rose, Goldenrod, and Magnolias – representing 2 states each (Connecticut and Pennsylvania; Iowa and North Dakota; Kentucky and Nebraska; Mississippi and Louisiana, respectively):

U.S State Flower U.S State Flower U.S State Flower
Alabama Oak-leaf hydrangea Alaska Forget-me-not Arizona Saguaro cactus blossom
Arkansas Apple blossom California California poppy Colorado Rocky mountain columbine
Delaware Peach Blossom Florida Orange blossom Georgia Azalea
Hawaii Hawaiian hibiscus Idaho Syringa Illinois Peony
Iowa Wild prairie rose Kansas Sunflower Kentucky Goldenrod
Louisiana Magnolia Maine White pine cone and tassel Maryland Black-eyed susan
Massachusetts Mayflower Michigan Apple blossom Minnesota Pink and white lady’s slipper
Mississippi Hawthorne Montana Bitterroot Nebraska Goldenrod
Nevada Sagebrush New Hampshire Purple lilac New Jersey Violet
New Mexico Yucca flower New York Rose North Carolina Flowering dogwood
North Dakota Wild prairie rose Ohio Scarlet carnation Oklahoma Oklahoma rose
Oregon Oregon grape Pennsylvania Mountain laurel Rhode Island Violet
South Carolina Yellow jessamine South Dakota Pasque flower Tennessee Iris
Texas Bluebonnet Utah Sego lily Vermont Red Clover
Virginia American dogwood Washington Coast rhododendron West Virginia Rhododendron
Wisconsin Wood violet Wyoming Indian paintbrush