Michigan designated the apple blossom as official state flower in 1897 michigan also recognizes a state wildflower. An apple blossom is a flower that sprouts from apple trees.
Kingdom plantae division magnoliophyta class magnoliopsida order rosales family rosaceae genus.
Michigan state flower. However the dwarf lake iris is the state s official wildflower. The state flower of michigan is the apple blossom. This was specified as the brook trout in 1988.
Our blossoming apple trees add much to the beauty of our landscape and michigan apples have gained a worldwide reputation. Apple blossom is the michigan state flower and also the state flower of arkansas. Official state flower of michigan.
Flag of the state of michigan. The apple trees are common along the shores of lake michigan due to the weather influence from the lake. Apple blossom malus sp.
In 1965 the trout was named the official state fish. Michigan is popularly known for its apples and also its apple blossoms. A garland of 44 flowers representing the 44 states was made for the world s columbian exhibition of 1893 with the apple blossom representing michigan.
There are probably nearly 1000 varieties of apple blossom cultivated in the united states and all of which are said to be derived from the wild crab pyrus coronaria linn.