state flower

noun

Definition of state flower

: a flowering plant selected (as by the legislature) as an emblem of a state of the U.S.

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Bluebonnets are the Texas state flower and a favorite wildflower. Calvin Finch, ExpressNews.com, "Now is the time to spread wildflower seed in your San Antonio garden," 6 Sep. 2019 One shows Angelou as an 8-year-old girl with an apple blossom, the state flower of Arkansas, hovering over her head. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, "San Francisco Is Getting a Monument to Maya Angelou," 7 Aug. 2019 Other tiles highlight local organizations and businesses, or images like horses for Laurel Park or Black-Eyed Susans, the state flower. Mary Schneidau Sullivan, baltimoresun.com, "Laurel Arts Council creates projects people can live with," 7 June 2019 Estimated Debut: JanuaryViolet, named after the state flower of Rhode Island, is a new restaurant by the Pizza Loves Emily Group and chef/owner Matt Hyland, opening in Manhattan’s East Village neighborhood (511 East 5th). Kat Odell, Vogue, "2019’s Most Anticipated American Restaurant Openings," 3 Jan. 2019 The orange blossom was selected as Florida’s state flower in 1909. Cassie Armstrong, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Orange Blossom Day: How to observe in Central Florida," 27 June 2018 Mountain Laurel line the overlook, the blooms of the state flower just starting to peak. Peter Marteka, courant.com, "A Visit To Westbrook's Horse Hill Woods," 17 June 2018 Family Nature Crafts: Blooming Poppies Watch California’s state flower come to life with a quick science experiment. SFChronicle.com, "Kids listings," 28 June 2018 The flowers featured represent the union of Meghan and Harry: golden poppies are the official state flower of California, while wintersweet grows at Kensington Palace. Emma Dibdin, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle Now Has Her Own Coat of Arms," 25 May 2018

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First Known Use of state flower

1898, in the meaning defined above

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