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Do you have any of your state flowers at your house?

post #1 of 25
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I was just curious today, and did a search for state flowers. I knew Black Eyed Susans were Maryland's flower (I grew up there) but just found out that Rhododendren was West Virginia's flower. So, do you have, or even know, your state's flower?

http://www.50states.com/flower.htm
post #2 of 25
Missouri's is the Hawthorn but I don't see many near us. They're more common in southern Missouri.
post #3 of 25
I'm right on the border of California, Nevada and Arizona.
It's far too hot and dry for sage or poppy here and it's illegal to molest saguaro cactus in any way.
post #4 of 25
Ours is violets, and there are lots of them! (Not, of course, that I knew that was the State flower. )

Laurie
post #5 of 25
Yep, we have peonies!
post #6 of 25
Yep, we have some columbine in the back yard.

But where I'm FROM, they only grow on the prairie (Indian Paintbrush; Wyoming's state flower), and you can't pick them or dig them up, so you can't get them to your back yard.
post #7 of 25
My provincial flower is the white trillium, most people do not grow them in their gardens mainly because they grow wild all over the place. And technically I don't think they are suppose to be grown in a domestic setting. I know you can get a fine if your caught picking them.
post #8 of 25
Our state flower is the Iris and I actually knew that! But I dont have any growing around the house which is sad, cause I love them.
post #9 of 25
Our state flower is the poppy. If I owned a house, I'd have a native plant garden in the front yard instead of a lawn. I don't have any plants now, though.
post #10 of 25
Turns out my state flower is a pine tree...?
http://www.50states.com/flower/maine.htm
Humph. Not in my yard!
post #11 of 25
Michigan's state flower is the apple blossom. I don't have any on any of my property. But we have plenty of the state bird - the robin.
post #12 of 25
The provincial flower of British Columbia is the Dogwood. There are many in Vancouver, and in our general area, but none on our property. However, it's a rental property, so I'm not about to plant a dogwood only to probably have to leave it behind at some point. Now, if we owned the property, there'd be dogwood on it before you could say 'boo'.

These ones are not far up our street...

post #13 of 25
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Originally Posted by rapunzel47 View Post
The provincial flower of British Columbia is the Dogwood. There are many in Vancouver, and in our general area, but none on our property. However, it's a rental property, so I'm not about to plant a dogwood only to probably have to leave it behind at some point. Now, if we owned the property, there'd be dogwood on it before you could say 'boo'.

These ones are not far up our street...

Our state tree is a dogwood and yes, I have one planted in the front lawn. Dogwoods are so beautiful!
Maybe you could talk the property owner into planting one?
post #14 of 25
Our state flower is Goldenrod, and it is pretty much just a weed, and I have never known anyone to actually grow it purposefully in their yard/garden. It is REALLY ugly.
post #15 of 25
Kansas is the sunflower state - both the state flower and it's nickname are one and the same. They grow like weeds here and there are some popping up in our gardens thanks to the bird seed that is scattered by the birds.

But we also have dogwood, irises, violets, columbine and peonies here - I notice that there were other state/province flowers. My (potted) saquaro cactus died a few years back or I'd have one of those also.
post #16 of 25
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Yep, we have some columbine in the back yard.

But where I'm FROM, they only grow on the prairie (Indian Paintbrush; Wyoming's state flower), and you can't pick them or dig them up, so you can't get them to your back yard.
No Columbine here, but it's a townhome so we don't actually have any say on the landscaping. Fine by me - that means I don't have to mow either!

We did have Columbine on the side of Mom's house, by the tiger lilies. I always thought they are beautiful flowers - so delicate.

Kim, I LOVE Indian Paintbrush! I didn't know you couldn't pick them or dig them up in Wyoming. I don't think we ever did (we went up there a lot when my sister and I were kids), but I still didn't know that. I know we had some in the open space behind our subdivision in Ft. Collins. I took this picture of Indian Paintbrush (I'm pretty sure that's what they are...) up by Bailey, at over 8,000 ft in elevation. Because it's so high and so cool up there, they are very low to the ground and hearty plants.

post #17 of 25
I did know that the wild violet is our state flower and yes, they are all over the place. I can't get them out of my flower beds and I've been trying for at least 25 years!
post #18 of 25
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No Columbine here, but it's a townhome so we don't actually have any say on the landscaping. Fine by me - that means I don't have to mow either!

We did have Columbine on the side of Mom's house, by the tiger lilies. I always thought they are beautiful flowers - so delicate.

Kim, I LOVE Indian Paintbrush! I didn't know you couldn't pick them or dig them up in Wyoming. I don't think we ever did (we went up there a lot when my sister and I were kids), but I still didn't know that. I know we had some in the open space behind our subdivision in Ft. Collins. I took this picture of Indian Paintbrush (I'm pretty sure that's what they are...) up by Bailey, at over 8,000 ft in elevation. Because it's so high and so cool up there, they are very low to the ground and hearty plants.

Isn't it a beautiful flower? I've always liked it because it's so unusual. And wild.
post #19 of 25
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Our state tree is a dogwood and yes, I have one planted in the front lawn. Dogwoods are so beautiful!
Maybe you could talk the property owner into planting one?
True, the Dogwood is a tree, but it is designated as the Provincial Flower:

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Provincial Flower
The Pacific Dogwood (Cornus Nauttallii) was adopted as British Columbia's floral emblem in 1956. It is a small tree that grows 6 to 8 metres (20 to 30 feet) in height. Leaves are dark green on the upper side, lighter on the underside and the blooms appear from April to June and sometimes again in the fall. 30-40 small cream to greenish flowers are arranged in clusters and are surrounded by four to six large pointed, petal-like bracts. In autumn, the Dogwood is conspicuous for its clusters of bright red or orange berries.

The wood is heavy, exceedingly hard, strong, close-grained and is used occasionally for cabinet making and the handles of tools. Early legend portrays the Dogwood as being the wood of the Cross-of Calvary; the flower petals from the Cross, the centre the Crown of Thorns and the red tips of the petals the Blood of Christ. Pacific Dogwood is on the list of British Columbia plants protected by law and it is a punishable offence to pick or destroy
I don't expect it would take much talking for the landlord to agree to it -- that's not the issue. The issue is we won't likely live here forever, unless at some point we were in a position to buy the property, so we don't plant anything that we'd be sad to leave behind. Well, one exception to that, I guess: we did plant a yellow rose for my Dad while he was living with us, and I'd be sorry to leave that, but it would be a lot easier to take it than a tree would.
post #20 of 25
I know the cherokee rose http://www.50states.com/flower/georgia.htm is the state flower. There is none right on this little area around the house. There is some planted along the fence around the plantation itself.
post #21 of 25
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True, the Dogwood is a tree, but it is designated as the Provincial Flower:



I don't expect it would take much talking for the landlord to agree to it -- that's not the issue. The issue is we won't likely live here forever, unless at some point we were in a position to buy the property, so we don't plant anything that we'd be sad to leave behind. Well, one exception to that, I guess: we did plant a yellow rose for my Dad while he was living with us, and I'd be sorry to leave that, but it would be a lot easier to take it than a tree would.
I know the Dogwood blossom is a state flower, I was simply pointing out the Dogwood tree is Missouri's state tree. Just like the Hawthorn blossom is our state flower but it's also a tree and probably someone's state tree somewhere

As far as planting, I meant that I wonder if your landlord would himself be willing to plant some dogwoods, not necessarily you. But I do understand why you don't. Sorry I didn't explain myself well
post #22 of 25
Well the only flowers I have growing in my yard are dandilions.... so nope!
post #23 of 25
Yup california is the poppy! We dont have any, my grandparents used to i think. i just remember as a kid visiting the state missions we were told to not pick the poppies, it was illegal! So i stayed away from them lol
post #24 of 25
I just looked it up and found out that purple violets are the Illinois state flower. Fortunately, it's one of my favorites (and one of the few I don't routinely kill) so I have a bunch of them already and plan to plant more this weekend. And that's not even counting the wild violets that have taken over the lawn.
post #25 of 25
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Yup california is the poppy! We dont have any, my grandparents used to i think. i just remember as a kid visiting the state missions we were told to not pick the poppies, it was illegal! So i stayed away from them lol
I picked some on a walk we took the first week we moved into our first house and our neighbor informed us, nicely, that it was illegal to pick them. Oops! Haven't picked them since. I tried to grow them and they died. I can't grow anything.
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