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New Hampshire State Flower

Lilac flowers - click to see all flower & plant symbols
A beautiful close-up of lilac flowers © Rachel (AriCee) on Flickr; some
rights reserved (noncommercial - share-alike- attribution use allowed).
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Purple Lilac

New Hampshire designated the purple lilac as the official state flower in 1919. The apple blossom, purple aster, wood lily, mayflower, goldenrod, wild pasture rose, evening primrose and buttercup were all considered, but the purple lilac was chosen because it symbolizes the hardy character of the men and women of the Granite State.

Purple lilac blossoms - click to see all state flowers
Fragrant purple lilac blossoms photo © Matt McGee on Flickr.
See All State Flowers - National Flower.

A lilac bush can live for hundreds of years. There are over 1,000 varieties of lilacs in several colors including white and pink. Originally from Europe and Asia, lilacs date back to the 1750's in America - they were planted in our first botanical gardens and both George Washington and Thomas Jefferson grew lilacs in their gardens. New York recongizes lilac as the official state bush.

Purple lilac flowers - click to see all state flowers & plants
Photo of purple lilac bush by Georges Jansoone on Wikipedia - published under terms of the GNU Free Documentation license, Version 1.2 or later. See All State Flowers - National Flower.

Source:
State Flower and Wildflower: New Hampshire.gov
Links:
All State Flowers - National Flower

    

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New Hampshire Symbols & Icons:

animal - bird
butterfly - insect
amphibian
flower - fruit
wildflower
fish 1 - 2
gem - rock
mineral

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name-nickname
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5-6-7-8-9-10
language
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