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50 State Flowers, State Tree, State
Birds, and 50 State Nicknames USA
50 State Flowers, State Tree, State Birds, and 50 State Nicknames USA
50 State Flowers
For all states, the state flowers represent history, a symbol of time and tradition, of passion
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Dating back to the 1800s, states began to form their own personalities, identifying
themselves with their own flags, state flowers, state trees, state birds, and even their own
nicknames. Each state adopted things that every resident or tourist could identify with the
state’s name, effectively branding the state and making it memorable for all.
Legislatures, residents, historians combed the world for the perfect flower to represent their
state, but many states, such as California’s bursting red poppy, were able to find their
perfect flowers in their own backyards.
In fact, two states found a state flower that isn’t a flower at all. Read on to learn about state
flowers, and to find the two states that thought outside of the box.
50 State Flowers: Beauty, Bride, and History
– Growing history
Before women were allowed to vote nationally, Washington State let them, and only them,
vote on what people would come to associate with the state’s flower for decades to come:
the coast rhododendron.
In 1892, the state was one of the last to officially name its state flower. After hundreds of
suggestions were put through, more than 15,000 women across the state voted in a voting
booth. And 53% of those women voted on the beautiful pink and white rhododendron.
That’s just one example of how state flowers have defined a state, represented its history,
or even helped push forward a political movement. Because shortly thereafter, women
across the country began rallying to get thei