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Mississippi State Flower:

Magnolia flower - click to see all state flowers
Magnolia grandiflora by Paul L. Redfearn, Jr.: Ozarks Herbarium
(used by permission). See All State Flowers - National Flower.

Magnolia

Mississippi designated the magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora) as the official state flower in 1952. Mississippi's nickname is The Magnolia State, the state tree is the magnolia, and the magnolia is featured on the Mississippi commemorative quarter (shown below):

Mississippi bicentennial quarter - click to see all state quarters
Mississippi became the 20th state in 1817 (see STATEHOOD ORDER); Mississippi's state quarter features magnolia blossoms and Mississippi's nickname: "The Magnolia State" - public domain image on Wikipedia. See All 50 state quarters - All State Flowers.
Southern magnolia blossom - click to see all state flowers
Magnolia blossom - photo © David Midgley (petrichor) on Flickr - noncommercial use permitted with attribution / no derivative works.
See All State Flowers - National Flower.

    

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