Re: Reblooming: Va. vs. Iowa
The 1996 ed. of the Information Please Almanac has lists of state
flowers, trees, birds, etc. The state flower of Iowa is the Wild Rose
and of Virginia the American Dogwood. A quick check shows that the only
state that has the Iris as the state flower is Tennessee.
> > In a message
dated 96-10-31 09:35:55
EST, you write: > > >> but the iris IS our state flower. Julie Allen
> > There must be a story here - somebody gonna tell?
> > Ellen Gallagher
> Somewhere, there is a publication that tells all about our state 'things' - I
> don't know the details on the iris, but it has been the state flower forever.
> Wouldn't surprise me if it dates back to the early 1800s. More recently, we
> have gained state rocks, wildflowers, etc etc. Enough to fill a small book!
> And I am pretty sure that we have several state flowers now - the iris is
> the oldest official state flower though. I will donate this publication to
> our local library this Christmas and let you know.
> Linda Mann firstname.lastname@example.org east TN USA