state flower


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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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,, "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,, "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., "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 Watch California’s state flower come to life with a quick science experiment. 10 a.m. Sat.-Sun., June 23-24. Chronicle Staff Report, San Francisco Chronicle, "Kids listings," 14 June 2018 The design also honors Meghan Markle and her native country on the right-hand side with a rose, the national flower of the United States, and golden poppies, the state flower of her birthplace, California. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "Queen Elizabeth's Instrument of Consent for the Royal Wedding Includes Some Meaningful Hidden Details," 14 May 2018 The crest incorporates a Black-Eyed Susan, the state flower of Maryland, where Grant lived as a slave. Mary Carole Mccauley,, "In its newly renovated property, Walters Art Museum honors a woman once enslaved there," 5 June 2018

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1898, in the meaning defined above

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