State Flowers

By: Lillian Barzee

Arizona: Cactus

The cactus is a huge plant that can grow 60 feet high. It grows very slowly and grows greenish blossoms.
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Alaska: Forget-Me-Not

The forget-me-not is a small blue flower with a yellow middle. These forget-me-not's have their own legends.
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Delaware: Peach Blossom

The peach blossom forms on some trees before the leaves form.
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Georgia: Cherokee Rose

The Cherokee rose is a white flower that has a bright big yellow center. The white petals on it is velvety.
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Hawaii: Native Yellow Hibiscus

The native yellow hibiscus is a shrub and has big yellow petals with a bright red center. These flowers are used to make medicines and dyes.
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Minnesota:Pink and White lady's slipper

This flower is called the pink and white lady's slipper. It is a pretty, white flower that has a large pink petal. It is shaped sort of like a shoe. Swamps and other wet areas grow this type of flower.
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North Carolina: Dogwood

the dogwood is not a flower, but it is a tree. The dogwood tree was picked for its beauty. The dogwood tree is not just North Carolina's state flower, but it is also Virginia's state flower.
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Texas: Blue Bonnet

The Blue Bonnet is a blue five pedaled flower that is shaped sort of like a girl's bonnet. Their are lots of different tales that include this flower.
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Vermont: Red Clover

The red clover grows in the wild and grows reddish-purple bunches. The clovers have three small leaves that are sort of the shape of a palm. Pioneers would dry these flowers to make tea for healing.
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About The Author

Lillian Barzee is in second grade in Mrs. Pudenz's class. Lillian is seven years old and goes to English Landing Elementary School. Her favorite color is gold and her favorite animal is a horse. She is in the second grade gifted program called bridges. Her favorite sport is gymnastics.

Credits

Book Of State Flowers by: Elaine Landau