Wyoming State Flower: Indian Paintbrush

Wyoming State Flower Coloring 

Wyoming's State Flower is the beautiful Indian Paintbrush. I used to see lots of Indian Paintbrush all the time in Texas growing in the middle of the Bluebonnet fields where its Red color made the Blue fields look even more Blue. They bloom from April to June. 

The Indian Paintbrush is a semi-parasitic plant; that attaches to the tubes of host plants by their roots. Indian Paintbrushes suck the nutrients and water from the host plants. For this reason and the fact that they are not even that common in Wyoming, many people did not want Indian Paintbrush as the State Flower, but by vote it was selected anyway. They are very Red so color them accordingly. 

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Wisconsin State Flower: Wood Violet

Wisconsin State Flower Coloring

Wisconsin uses the Wood Violet as their State Flower. As their name suggests, they are mostly Violet in color, from light to dark, and all the shades in between. But there are Blue and White and Yellow, and Pink Violets too. They have a really nice scent, and the leaves are very tasty and can be used in salads, candies, and jellies. The Greeks and Romans used them for all these things plus wine! The Violet is a small flower that grows along the ground, so is used as a ground cover.


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West Virginia State Flower: Rhododendron

West Virginia State Flower Coloring

Rhododendron is the State Flower of West Virginia. They grow on a woody shrub and have a lovely scent. The shrub usually grows up to 15 feet but can actually grow up to 40 feet high and be pruned to look like a tree. They attract Butterflies and Hummingbirds. They are native to Asia and North America both. 

They grow all over West Virginia so it's easy to see why they were chosen as the State Flower there. Rhododendrons can be White, but usually they are Pink, or Salmon Red, or Purple. They bloom in May or June. 

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Washington State Flower: Rhododendron

Washington State Flower Coloring

The state of Washington chose Rhododendron as their State Flower. (along with West Virginia) There are many types of Rhododendron but the one in Washington is called the Coastal Rhododendron. (sometimes called the California Rhododendron!) They grow on a woody evergreen shrub and are available in shades of Purple, from dark Purple to light Purple and also sometimes White. 

The shrub is actually called the King of Shrubs. On some of the flowers the colors White and light Purple and dark Purple coexist on the same flower. They are native to Asia, and North America both. They bloom in May or June and have a lovely scent.

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Virginia State Flower: American Dogwood

Virginia State Flower Coloring

Virginia chose the magnificent American Dogwood as their State Flower. It grows on a tree that can reach as tall as 40 feet and has a very distinctive bark that resembles crocodile skin. It used to be boiled to fix mange in dogs which is how it got its name. The wood is used to make furniture too. 

But back to the flower, Dogwood flowers are White, Pink or Red and look amazing when the trees bloom in late April or May. Thomas Jefferson grew Dogwood trees at his Monticello estate. In Autumn, Dogwood leaves turn colors of Red and Orange giving another gift to the senses. 

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Vermont State Flower: Red Clover

Vermont State Flower Coloring

Vermont chose Red Clover as its State Flower, quite an unusual choice! But Farmers grow Clover as food for cows and other animals. It is even called "cow grass." Honeybees gather nectar from the flowers for delicious honey. Some people use it to make tea. It also has many uses in Herbal medicine. 



Red Clover originated in Europe and was brought to the New World by the settlers. Despite its name, it's not usually Red, but Purple or Lavender in color, although it does come in a deep beautiful Red, so go ahead and color it Red if you want. It's a small flower, usually only an inch or so across. It blooms in the Spring, usually April and May. 
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Utah State Flower: Sego Lily

Utah State Flower Coloring

Utah has an unusual State Flower, the Sego Lily. It is quite beautiful and unlike many other Lilies is edible. In fact during the period covering 1840-1850 there was a famine in Utah, and many families relied on the bulb of the Sego Lily for food. So when the legislature of Utah asked their school children to vote on a State Flower, the Sego Lily won by a landslide. 

It is a small plant that grows along the ground, and only reaches 6-8 inches tall, and is usually White, but can be Lavender. It has Yellow stamens and the center coming up from the bulb may be Yellow too, but it is sometimes a darker color like Purple. It blooms from May to July.

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