We turn to the state of Nevada for our next state flower series. If you wonder what on Earth might grow in a desert state like this, remember that Nevada is a land of contrasts—valleys and mountains ridge the entire area. But even so, this state has picked the sagebrush as its flower, because there’s plenty of it and it grows pretty much everywhere.
Nebraska’s state flower is the goldenrod, which happens to be the same flower as Kentucky. As we already covered Kentucky in our state flowers series, we’ll take a look at the state tree, the pretty cottonwood, and the state grass, the little bluestem. (It seems appropriate, after all, that this prairie state has an official state grass.)
The last time we wrote about state flowers, it was about the state flower of Missouri. This time, we’ll talk about the state flower of Montana, which is next up on our list. That would be the bitterroot, a strange-sounding choice on the face of it, but it makes sense when you consider that it’s native to the state.
Mississippi is the Magnolia State. It’s not just the Magnolia State, it has the magnolia as its state flower. You find the emblem on it historical markers and growing all over; the big, showy magnolia flower is of course the blossom of an attractive ornamental tree. Read on to find more in the latest of our state flower series.
Today is National Iris Day. Irises are among the more elegant flowers used in flower arrangements, and are up there with tropical flowers and lilies for taste and sophistication. Now, even though daFlores does offer same-day flower delivery in certain circumstances, the iris is not a flower we work with often. But if you do need something with irises, don’t hesitate to inquire, especially if they are special to you.
Massachusetts is the next state in our state flower series; its special flower emblem is the mayflower. Now, many of us think of that as the ship that brought the Pilgrims over to a new world, but it’s actually a real flower and we’re going to talk about that today. Of course…the two are linked.
We continue our state flower series with Maryland, which has as its state flower the pretty rudbeckia, or black-eyed susan. This pretty yellow blossom is familiar from gardens and roadsides alike, and just looking at its bright colors brings a smile.
We move to the extreme northeastern side of the United States today for our next state flower, that of Maine. The state flower of Maine is not really a flower at all—it’s the white pinecone and its tassel. The tree in question is Pinus strobus, or the Eastern white pines, and it’s a familiar sight in the woods of this attractive state. The Iroquois nation knows it as the peace tree.
We continue our state flowers series today with Louisiana and Mississippi. The state flower of both is the magnolia grandiflora, a gorgeous flowering tree that produces giant buds and then bold, delightful flowers. You just know that the people of Louisiana have beauty and the senses in mind, don’t you?
We head to Kentucky, and bluegrass-land, for the next in our state flower series. The state flower of Kentucky is the pretty goldenrod. And of course, it’s worth mentioning that bluegrass is the state’s official grass. Because nothing else, after all, is conceivable.