Tuesday Photo of the Week: Your state flower 4/18/17 - 4/24/17

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  1. DigsNW

    DigsNW Well-Known Member

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    This theme was suggested by Artie Fact and is a great idea. I am sure we will get some great pictures and we will get a bit of history with it. I hope we get lots of interest in this one. Thanks Artie Fact for a great idea and I am open to anyone's suggestions.
     
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    I have to give credit where credit is due. My idea as a theme for the thread evolved from my bride's idea of giving state flower seeds as a souvenir. Cool though! I may not be able to post as we have not really seen spring yet and I will be gone until next Tuesday at the earliest. I will try! Ya'll be good!
     
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    State flower of Connecticut is the Mountain Laurel. I'd have to go hiking through the woods to find some and they're illegal to pick. If I get to take a pic of one, it won't be for a while:D It was designated as the state flower in 1907 and is also the state flower of Pennsylvania.
     
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    Georgia's is the Cherokee Rose but they are very hard to find in my neck of the woods.
     
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    I think I started this one too early. I guess most flowers are not out yet so my mistake. We can keep telling what they are and maybe try it again later maybe summer.
    Washington State flower is the Rhododendron.
     
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    A funny but true story about Mountain Laurel..............back in the time when I was a kid, it was just after thanksgiving and my mother decided to make a Christmas wreath to hang on our front door. Instead of making it out of some type of evergreen she decided she wanted to use laurel leaves. One weekend my father drove us out to a country road where mountain Laurel grew. We all sat in the car while my mother tramped to the spot where the laurel was growing and started picking some. She knew she wasn't supposed to pick it and was going as fast as she could when she happened to notice a state police cruiser coming down the road. Fearing that she might get in trouble if the officer stopped she started running toward our car, tripped and fell. The fall caused her to severely sprain her ankle and she was on crutches for a couple of weeks. She NEVER picked laurel again .
     
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    The Arkansas State Flower is The Apple Blossom and was adopted in 1901. Apple Trees are hard to find these days but I think a field nearby has at least one. The only problem being, there is a horse in said field. If the horse has left some blossoms I'll try to get a picture.
     
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    Is that the same Laurel that bay leaves come from or is it a different species?
     
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    I remember on the little tin of bay leaves in my mother's spice cabinet it had Laurel written in parentheses but I have no idea if it's the same type.
     
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    Update............I just did some quick research and found that Mountain laurel is NOT the type used as a spice. The article stated that Mountain Laurel is poisonous to both humans and animals. The article also said that the type of bay leaves used as a spice should never be eaten because the leaves can perforate your digestive tract.
     
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    Thanks Sojo, I had no idea what the state flower is here in Pa.
     
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    Well Andi like you, our state flower is the apple blossom as well. It's gonna be a while before any will be out in full bloom, and I have never taken any photos of them either.
     
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    I really messed up on this one. Wasn't thinking about flowers not blooming yet. My mistake. Or should I say I was giving everyone a week off. :D
     
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    LOL,, wow,, thanks for all the great pictures guys.
     
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    Wait, Wait I got one! apple.jpg
     
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    North Carolina's flower is the flowering Dogwood, which has already come and gone for this year .
     
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    Ours are just now in bloom.
     
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    Here I will post a picture or two of mine for you I just took. Inside Dogwood.JPG Dogwood 2017.JPG
     
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