The natural landscape of the United States is vast, colorful, and diverse. Each state offers unique and breathtaking flora and fauna that are a source of pride and identity. America pays homage to nature’s wonders through official state flowers. Each U.S. state has chosen an official state flower throughout the years to represent its natural beauty and culture. For example, the state flower for Alaska is a forget-me-not, delicate blue-violet flowers that thrive in high mountain meadows. California has chosen the California poppy, which are native to the Pacific slope of North America. It is actually forbidden to pick poppies on state property. The choice was also meant to be a floral representation of the “fields of gold” sought during the gold rush. Kansas’ state flower is the sunflower, where lush fields of them bloom due to it being the ideal climate.
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