Why is Mississippi called the magnolia state?
Mississippi is called the magnolia state because of the abundance of magnolia flowers and trees in the state. States are usually named after plentiful animals or floor as well as top industries.
The capital city is Jackson. The state animal is the white-tailed deer. Its nickname is the Magnolia State. In the city of Natchez, Mississippi has many antebellum homes. The state bird is the mockingbird. The state song is "Go Mississippi" Mississippi has its own river called the Mississippi River. The state flower is the Magnolia Blossom. The state tree is the Magnolia Tree. The capital city is Jackson. The state animal is the white-tailed deer…
The southern magnolia (magnolia grandiflora) became the official state flower of Mississippi in 1952. Additionally, Mississippi's official nickname is The Magnolia State. It is interesting to note that the first election to slect an unofficial state flower was in 1900. The election took place as a school project with 23,278 school children casting votes, including 12,745 votes for the magnolia.
The magnolia, Mississippi's state tree, grows throughout the state tree. The magnolia is an evergreen tree with fragrant white flowers. In 1935, the Director of Forestry held an election for the school children of the state to select a State Tree for Mississippi. Four nominations were made...the magnolia, oak, pine and dogwood. The magnolia received by far the largest majority. On April 1, 1938, the Mississippi Legislature officially designated the magnolia as the State Tree.