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AMERICA’S IN SEASON

July is the perfect month to promote your commitment and support of American grown flowers!
Congress has declared July “American Grown Flowers Month” and to help drive awareness and celebrate the history and legacy of our American grown farmers, we’re looking for retailers across the country that would like to wave the flag of our homegrown blooms all month long.

 

Did you know that every state has its own flower?
In light of American Grown Flowers month, we are excited to share the love of each state flower. As we think about the flowers grown in America and what that means, we wanted to not only shed light on the farmers who grow them, but the flowers themselves! Just for you we’ve created a beautiful floral map of America with all its featured florals.
Take a look and explore below to find each state flower and a little bit about them. We hope you enjoy!

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ALABAMA: CAMELIA
Also known as the tea plant, this lightly colored flower is native to Asia, running from the Himalayas, east to Japan and Indonesia.

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ALASKA: FORGET-ME-NOT
This pastel-colored flower springs through snow of the northern hemisphere annually to bring new life in the warmer seasons.

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ARIZONA: SAGUARO CACTUS BLOSSOM
This tall and blossoming cactus permeates the deserts of the southwest and is a pervasive symbol of Arizona.

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ARKANSAS: APPLE BLOSSOM
This spring time feature is the most lovely part of Arkansas’ apple trees.

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CALIFORNIA: CALIFORNIA POPPY
This ornamental summer plant has a cup-shaped flower with bright shades of red, orange, and yellow.

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COLORADO: ROCKY MOUNTAIN COLUMBINE
A white and lavender mountainous flower that was selected by school children as the state flower in 1899.

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CONNECTICUT: MOUNTAIN LAUREL
An evergreen shrub that produces clusters of beautifully light pink and white blossoms and grows throughout the eastern coast of the US.

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DELAWARE: PEACH BLOSSOM
A light pink or purple blossom that blooms before the rest of the peach tree as a solitary or paired flower.

FLORIDA: ORANGE BLOSSOM
Another citrusy and pleasant-smelling fruit flower that is even used for perfume products.

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GEORGIA: CHEROKEE ROSE
A white and fragrant rose that was introduced to the US from Southern China, Vietnam, and Laos in 1780.

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HAWAII: HIBISCUS
Also known as the rose mallow, this large flower is native to tropical regions and is used in a variety of food, drinks, and holistic medicine.

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IDAHO: MOCK ORANGE
These beautiful white flowers are commonly mistaken for orange blossoms and jasmine.

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ILLINOIS: PURPLE VIOLET
This 5-petalled beauty permeates the praries of Illinois and was selected by school children as the state flower in 1907.

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INDIANA: PEONY
This beautifully showy flower is often grown as an ornamental aesthetic due to its large body and scented nature.

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IOWA: WILD PRAIRIE ROSE
This summer rose has existed for 35 million years and has edible petals that have been used in medicines since ancient times.

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KANSAS: SUNFLOWER
A huge and iconic flower that used to be only 5mm tall but were grown much larger through hundreds of years of husbandry

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KENTUCKY: GOLDENROD
This vividly yellow flower grows throughout Kentucky and Nebraska has about 30 species. The bright yellow flowering plants have represented Kentucky since 1926.

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LOUISIANA: MAGNOLIA
This huge white flower is a staple of southern Spring and is even featured in Louisiana’s state song.

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MAINE: WHITE PINE TASSEL & CONE
Maine is known as “the Pine Tree State”, and designated the white pine tassel and cone as its floral symbol in lieu of a state flower.

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MARYLAND: BLACK-EYED SUSAN
This daisy-looking perennials bright yellow petals and a deep brown center and grows in dry areas of Maryland.

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MASSACHUSUTS: MAYFLOWER
A delicate, fragrant, and endangered flower that grows in sandy or rocky soil.

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MICHIGAN: APPLE BLOSSOM
Chosen as an emblem in 1897. Michigan is still a major apple grower today.

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MINNESOTA: PINK & WHITE LADYSLIPPER
Also called the moccasin flower, this plant is so rare that is illegal to uproot from the ground.

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MISSISSIPPI: COREOPSIS
This bright flower ranges from gold to pink and is native to North and Central America.

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MISSOURI: HAWTHORN
While belonging to the rose family, this plant can grow as tall as 20 feet high and produces a tiny, apple-like fruit.

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MONTANA: BITTERROOT
Native to the sagebrush plains and foothills of Montana’s mountains, this plant was used by Native Americans for food and trade with settlers.

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NEBRASKA: GOLDENROD
This vividly yellow flower grows throughout Kentucky and Nebraska has about 30 species. The bright yellow flowering plants have represented Kentucky since 1926.

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NEVADA: SAGEBRUSH
A pungent bush fills the deserts of Nevada.

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NEW HAMPSHIRE: PURPLE LILAC
A beautiful forest flower that has is dependent on nearby fungus to grow. These pretty plants cannot be removed from their native space.

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NEW JERSEY: PURPLE VIOLET
This 5-petalled beauty permeates the praries of Illinois and was selected by school children as the state flower in 1907.

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NEW MEXICO: YUCCA
A pretty and abundant flower that was once used for soap and called “Our Lord’s Candles” by settlers.

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NEW YORK: ROSE
A symbol of love and beauty the rose is also our national flower.

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NORTH CAROLINA: FLOWERING DOGWOOD
Belonging to a common tree in North Carolina, this vividly structured flower looks like it’s straight out of a painting.

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NORTH DAKOTA:WILD PRAIRIE ROSE
Brightly-lit pink petals surround the yellow stamins of this beautiful roadside flower of North Dakota.

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OHIO: SCARLET CARNATION
A simple but iconic spring flower of North America.

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OKLAHOMA: MISTLETOE
Its dark green leaves and white berries grow during the fall and winter months to help bring the holiday spirit.

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OREGON: OREGON GRAPE
The pacific coast’s yellow-flowered beauty that’s used for die and medicine.

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PENNSYLVANIA: MOUNTAIN LAUREL
An evergreen shrub that produces clusters of beautifully light pink and white blossoms and grows throughout the eastern coast of the US.

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RHODE ISLAND: PURPLE VIOLET
This 5-petalled beauty permeates the praries of Illinois and was selected by school children as the state flower in 1907.

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SOUTH CAROLINA: YELLOW JESSAMINE
A fragrant and deeply gold flour that exits widely throughout the state.

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SOUTH DAKOTA: PASQUE FLOWER
A sign of spring in South Dakota with a lovely lavendar color.

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TENNESSEE: IRIS
A deep purple flower with spots of yellow that exemplifies faith and wisdom.

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TEXAS: TEXAS BLUEBONNET
A uniquely shaped blue pride of Texas with it’s own state song. Wildflowers with rich captivating color.

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UTAH: SEGO LILY
An early summer flower that was once used as an alternative food source following a 19th century plague of crickets

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VERMONT: RED CLOVER
A dense but vivid flower that is lit up with a pinkish-red center.

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VIRGINIA: FLOWERING DOGWOOD
A small tree but large flower, these beauties come in greenish-white, pink, or yellow.

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WASHINGTON: COAST RHODODENDRON
This pacific coast flower is a staple of the Cascade Mountains with its broad leaves.

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WEST VIRGINIA: RHODODENDRON
A flowering shrub with dense purple, pink, and white blooms.

 
 
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WISCONSIN: WOOD VIOLET
A delicate looking flower with an eye-catching purple hue.

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WYOMING: INDIAN PAINTBRUSH
Associated heavily with sagebrush, this red brush is found on rocky hills and covers the southwest and west coast US.