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Ohio State Flower:

Red carnations - click to see all state flowers
Photo of red carnations in garden by Wayne on Flickr (noncommercial use
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Red Carnation

Ohio designated the red carnation (Dianthus caryophyllus) as the official state flower in 1904 to honor President William McKinley (an Ohioan) who was assassinated in 1901. President McKinley liked to wear red carnations on the lapel of his jacket.

Source:
Ohio's State Flower - Red Carnation: Ohio History Central
Links:
All State Flowers - National Flower

    

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