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Coloring Activity – State Flowers
The Congress of Representative Women at the World’s Colombian Exposition of 1893 in Chicago proposed that each U.S. state and territory select a flower to represent their state in the “National Garland of Flowers.” This resulted in the National Floral Emblem Society. Each state has adopted to represent the state and its people based on their importance to the state’s history, economy, folklore, or native varieties. Tole artist Helen Hornberger created each artificial flower representing each state to create for a bouquet displaying America’s floral diversity. Click here to view the collection of metal flowers sculptures.
We’ve created coloring pages of all the State Flowers. Choose the state flower from the map below, click, print, read about the flower, and then color the state flower. Then create your own bouquet of state flowers and share it with a friend. View all the flowers in one document >