Mountain climber Edwin James discovered this purple beauty at Pikes Peak in 1820.  via State Symbols USA   - HouseBeautiful.com

Mountain climber Edwin James discovered this purple beauty at Pikes Peak in 1820. via State Symbols USA - HouseBeautiful.com

Alabama swapped the goldenrod for the camellia in 1959. This petaled flower, which peaks in January and February, is native to Asia.  via ProFlowers   - HouseBeautiful.com

Alabama swapped the goldenrod for the camellia in 1959. This petaled flower, which peaks in January and February, is native to Asia. via ProFlowers - HouseBeautiful.com

Although it's technically not a state, the District of Columbia has a official flower — and it's not the cherry blossom. The American Beauty Rose blooms in late spring to early summer and can grow up to 15 feet tall.  via The Flower Expert

Although it's technically not a state, the District of Columbia has a official flower — and it's not the cherry blossom. The American Beauty Rose blooms in late spring to early summer and can grow up to 15 feet tall. via The Flower Expert

Growing wild all over the state, the wild prairie rose became North Dakota's official choice in 1907. via NorthDakota.gov   - ELLEDecor.com

Growing wild all over the state, the wild prairie rose became North Dakota's official choice in 1907. via NorthDakota.gov - ELLEDecor.com

Found in cooler environments in parts of North America and Asia, the Indian paintbrush was named the official state flower of Wyoming in 1917. via Wyoming Secretary of State   - HouseBeautiful.com

Found in cooler environments in parts of North America and Asia, the Indian paintbrush was named the official state flower of Wyoming in 1917. via Wyoming Secretary of State - HouseBeautiful.com

The red clover represents rural Vermont's farms and fields. The flower's not only a snack for livestock but can also be an ingredient in tea. via Vermont Historical Society

The red clover represents rural Vermont's farms and fields. The flower's not only a snack for livestock but can also be an ingredient in tea. via Vermont Historical Society

Move over, Georgia — Delaware was once known as the "Peach State," with over 800,000 varieties within its borders.  via Delaware.gov

Move over, Georgia — Delaware was once known as the "Peach State," with over 800,000 varieties within its borders. via Delaware.gov

The wood violet beat out the wild rose, trailing arbutus, and white water lily in a school vote. It became the official state flower in 1909. via Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

The wood violet beat out the wild rose, trailing arbutus, and white water lily in a school vote. It became the official state flower in 1909. via Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

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