State flowers showcase deep meanings, and symbols for each state throughout America. Meanings stem from feelings along with the colors and attributes of individual flowers. Many state flowers are chosen because they are commonly seen throughout the state. These flowers often have historical significance, and meaning, which makes the blooms special to residents of each state. Flower selection was sometimes done by schoolchildren. In the year 1907, children voted to select both the state flower and tree for Illinois. The state flower became the lovely purple violet and the Native Oak was designated as the state tree.
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The camellia is a flowering shrub that symbolizes excellence, loveliness and destiny.
Forget me not flowers symbolize true love and remembrance.
The saguaro cactus blossom symbolizes the desert.
Apple blossom flowers represent a variety of inspirational meanings such as good fortune, hope and preference.
The California poppy is a golden flower that symbolizes eternal sleep and imagination.
The rocky mountain columbine symbolizes being anxious and trembling.
The Connecticut state flower symbolizes victory.
The peach blossom has a romantic meaning because it symbolizes love’s captive.
The orange blossom flower symbolizes both fertility and fidelity.
The Cherokee rose became the state flower of Georgia because it symbolizes Georgia peaches.
The pua aloalo symbolizes paradise and represents the state of the Hawaii.
The syringa is a species of flower with the latin name “philadelphus lewissi” to represents the Lewis and Clark expedition.
Purple violet flowers symbolize faithfulness and the color purple also symbolizes magic, imagination and mystery.
Peony flowers represent bashfulness (shyness) and healing.
The wild prairie rose has several meanings because the rose blooms in a variety of colors. These roses symbolize desire, beauty, love, mystery joy, friendship and happiness.
Sunflowers symbolize pure thoughts and adoration.
Goldenrod flowers symbolize cautiousness.
The magnolia flower symbolizes the love of nature.
The white pine cone and tassel is not a botanical flower, but the state of Maine adopted it as the state flower anyways. The white pine cone and tassel symbolizes the reproductive structures of pine cones.
The black-eyed Susan is a member of the sunflower family, so it also symbolizes adoration and pure thoughts.
The Massachusetts state flower symbolizes the Mayflower.
Michigan adopted the apple blossom as their state flower also. This flower symbolizes good fortune, hope and preference.
The pink and white lady’s slipper flower symbolizes a miniature lady’s slipper. The latin meaning is “stem less” which refers to the flower having a leafless flowering stem.
The magnolia represents the love of nature.
The white hawthorn flower symbolizes purity.
The bitterroot flower represents a new start.
Goldenrod flowers represent being cautious.
Sagebrush represents the desert atmosphere across Nevada.
Purple lilac flowers symbolize your first emotions of love and fastidious.
Blue and purple violets symbolize faithfulness and white violets represent simplicity and modesty.
The yucca flower is a cactus plant that is associated with endurance.
Roses symbolize a number of different feelings and attributes, depending on the color. Red roses represent love, yellow symbolizes friendship and pink roses represent grace and perfect happiness.
The American dogwood is associated with legends and myths.
The wild prairie rose is a pink rose that symbolizes grace and perfect happiness.
The scarlet carnation symbolizes admiration.
Mistletoe symbolizes kissing, and romance.
The Oregon grape plant bears yellow flowers and represents the beauty seen throughout Oregon.
The mountain laurel products pink and white blooms and it symbolizes spring time in the mountains.
The violet represents being faithful.
The yellow jessamine represents modesty.
The pasque flower represents the meaning “without pretension.”
Isis flowers symbolize compliments.
Bluebonnet flowers represent spring in Texas.
The sego lily symbolizes majesty and purity.
Red clovers represent industry.
American dogwood flowers represent myths and legends.
Rhododendrons represent the historical past the evergreen leaves symbolize everlasting life.
Rhododendrons symbolize history and the leaves represent eternal life.
Wood violets symbolize faithfulness, simplicity and modesty.
The Indian paintbrush flower symbolizes both beauty and freedom.