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Mississippi State Flower


Mississippi State Flower

Mississippi State Flower

The magnolia was named the official Mississippi State Flower in 1952. School children selected the creamy white blossom in 1900 when tasked with designating a suitable floral emblem for their state. Generations of Mississippians have gathered under the shade of sweet smelling magnolia trees. Indeed, the Southern magnolia tree was named the official state tree in 1938. Once again the final choice was made by school children, who also considered oak, pine, and dogwood trees for the honor.

It should come as no surprise that Mississippi is nicknamed the “Magnolia State.” Large magnolia blossoms also appear on the U.S. Mint’s Mississippi state quarter.

Magnolia Facts

Common Name: Magnolia
Scientific Name: Magnolia
Year Adopted: 1952
Peak Bloom: March to April

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Mississippi State Flower

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