Louisiana State Flower
The magnolia was designated the official Louisiana State Flower in 1900. Since that time “Pelican State” residents have named many streets, schools, and other public meeting places after the elegant bloom. Louisianans are proud of their beautiful, stately, and quintessentially southern state flower.
In 1950, the Society for Louisiana Irises proposed legislation to replace the magnolia blossom with the Louisiana iris. They argued that the magnolia was not unique to Louisiana. However, the movement failed to succeed. As a compromise, the Louisiana iris was adopted as the state’s wildflower in 1990.
Common Name: Magnolia
Scientific Name: Magnolia
Year Adopted: 1900
Peak Bloom: April
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