What is the florida state flower?
Common Name: Orange Blossom
Scientific Name: Citrus Sinensis
It Became The State Flower in 1909
The orange blossom (Citrus sinensis) was designated as the state flower of Florida in 1909. The blossom of the orange tree is one of the most fragrant flowers in Florida. Millions of white flowers from orange trees perfume the air in central and southern Florida during orange blossom time. Florida also recognizes the orange as officialstate fruit and orange juice as the state beverage.
Florida is one of the few climates in the United States that is ideal for orange tree farming. The sale of oranges is a major part of Florida agricultural economy. Florida has always had close ties to the orange tree, and the orange blossom is a natural selection for their state flower. It was selected in 1909 for its distinct aroma and its prevalence throughout Central and Southern Florida.
The fragrant orange blossom (Citrus sinensis) is Florida's state flower. Specifically, the blossom has been the official flower since November 15, 1909. The sabal palm (Sabal palmetto) has been the official state tree since 1953. A similar fragrance is produced when the tree's creamy white floral cluster appear in summer.
Like most states, Florida has a variety of different symbols. Probably the symbols with the widest use are the State Flag or the State Seal. The flag of the state of Florida consists of a red diagonal cross on a white background, with the seal of Florida superimposed on the center. Florida statute states: "The great seal of the state shall be of the size of the American silver dollar, having in the center thereof…