5 Most Beautiful State Flowers

Brian
June 30, 2010

Flowers have long served as a source of inspiration for graphic designers, and it's no wonder that these beckoning beauties have been deemed so socially important that each state names a representative flower.

More than the answer to a question on your seventh-grade social studies test, your state flower is symbolic of your state's climate, geography and its people. Do you know what your state flower is? If not, find out here, and then decide whether you agree with my list of the five most beautiful state flowers. 5. Saguaro Cactus Blossom, Arizona State Flower Remember the snow cave from “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer?” This flower reminds me of the entrance, though I realize it's probably not a fitting analogy in one of the warmest states in the U.S. 4. Pua Aloalo, Hawaii State Flower The yellow hibiscus is Hawaii's state flower, and its overlapping petals give a ruffled yet flat effect that leads in to a blood red center. Perfect for a textured background! 3. Bitterroot, Montana State Flower

The name “bitterroot” brings to mind images of tumbleweed, but Montana's state flower is in fact one of the most colorful of all the state flowers. 2. Yucca, New Mexico State Flower

New Mexico gets an “A” for originality with the yucca as its state flower. The yucca folds appear to fold over itself and droop down from its stem. 1. Iris, Tennessee State Flower

The purple iris' blue, gold and purple hues coupled with its offset petals makes it my favorite of all the state flowers in terms of pure beauty in a striking, colorful “design” that you can emulate in your own artwork.

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About Brian Morris

Brian Morris serves in various capacities as a freelance writer, content developer and public relations specialist for growing small businesses. When he’s not writing, he can be found on the racquetball court - usually getting his tail kicked by guys 20 years older.

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Jennifer January 07, 2016 03:21 am #

Even I will admit that these put the California Golden Poppy to shame.

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Brian January 07, 2016 03:21 am #

It was definitely difficult to whittle the list down to five, especially since it was easy to judge each state flower based on the specific photo versus the average appearance of the species as a whole. I do think my selections are definitely highlights from Mother Nature's portfolio!

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January 07, 2016 03:21 am #

i only liked the 2nd one.

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Brian January 07, 2016 03:21 am #

Thanks for your feedback Rachel! Are there other flowers you'd like to nominate for the list? I'll be happy to consider them to add to this post or a future post!

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January 07, 2016 03:21 am #

No way btw I am tenessean and our iris is totally prettier than 2 also the prarie rose (North Dakota) is totally 2nd prettiest so that might mess up your whole chart but it is true

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January 07, 2016 03:21 am #

Thanks for your comment, Rebellegirl! You know what they say... beauty is in the eye of the beholder! :)

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