state flower


Definition of state flower

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

Examples of state flower in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ohio can thank superstitious President William McKinley for its state flower: the scarlet carnation. Jessie Balmert, The Enquirer, 24 Dec. 2021 In 1904, the Ohio Legislature approved the scarlet carnation as the state flower to honor McKinley. Jessie Balmert, The Enquirer, 24 Dec. 2021 Guests put their hands over their hearts as Dole's casket arrived inside the building with one man donning a sunflower mask, the state flower of Kansas, Dole's home state. Libby Cathey, ABC News, 9 Dec. 2021 Mountain laurel, the state flower of Connecticut, will flow along the bottom of the mural from Sotomayor to Grasso, the first woman to be elected governor of a U.S. state without having been a former governor’s spouse or widow. Rebecca Lurye,, 7 Oct. 2021 Wildflowers include showy lady slipper (Minnesota's state flower), rose pogonia and several varieties of orchids. John Reinan, Star Tribune, 16 July 2021 Not to be confused with the state flower, the California poppy, these flowers are also notable for their fireball orange color. Winston Gieseke, USA TODAY, 19 May 2021 The Derby has the blanket of roses, while the Preakness has a blanket of Black-eyed Susans, which happens to be the state flower of Maryland. John Cherwa, Los Angeles Times, 15 May 2021 The peony even became the state flower of Indiana in 1957, replacing the zinnia for the honor. Viveka Neveln, Better Homes & Gardens, 7 May 2021

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First Known Use of state flower

1898, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of state flower was in 1898

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3 Jan 2022

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“State flower.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jan. 2022.

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