Official State Flowers and Trees: Their Unique Stories

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Trafford Publishing, 12 mei 2014 - 242 pagina's
Official State Flowers and Trees: Their Unique Stories arranges the histories of the trees and flowers chosen by each of the states and territories of the United States into an entertaining, informative, and comprehensive guide to the honored species. Over the years, Americans have approached the choices of naming their states and territories official choices with passion. In this guide, Glynda Joy Nord explores the details of these intriguing stories and, with a plant-lovers touch, holds up each tree and flower, revealing the distinctive elements of each choice. Dedicating a chapter to each state and territory, Official State Flowers and Trees presents the flowers and trees through detailed line drawings, followed by the unique stories that tell how people came to choose them and what physical traits they found attractive. Additional background stories delve into the poetry, mythology, history, and biology tied to each species. You may see references to state flowers and trees on license plates, old postage stamps, state seals, and commemorative coins. You might notice the trees and flowers around you as you travel. If you then begin to wonder about the stories of those plants, then Official State Flowers and Trees: Their Unique Stories will help you satisfy your curiosity as you learn about their beauty, their histories, and the decisions that made them this countrys official symbols.
 

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NATIONAL FLOWER TREE
1
State Flowers Trees
7
ALABAMA
9
ALASKA
14
ARIZONA
19
ARKANSAS
24
CALIFORNIA
28
COLORADO
34
NEW JERSEY
123
NEW MEXICO
127
NEW YORK
131
NORTH CAROLINA
134
NORTH DAKOTA
136
OHIO
138
OKLAHOMA
142
OREGON
148

CONNECTICUT
38
DELAWARE
41
FLORIDA
46
GEORGIA
50
HAWAII
54
IDAHO
58
ILLINOIS
61
INDIANA
64
IOWA
68
KANSAS
71
KENTUCKY
76
LOUISIANA
81
MAINE
85
MARYLAND
89
MASSACHUSETTS
92
MICHIGAN
95
MINNESOTA
99
MISSISSIPPI
102
MISSOURI
104
MONTANA
108
NEBRASKA
112
NEVADA
115
NEW HAMPSHIRE
119
PENNSYLVANIA
152
RHODE ISLAND
155
SOUTH CAROLINA
157
SOUTH DAKOTA
161
TENNESSEE
165
TEXAS
172
UTAH
177
VERMONT
180
VIRGINIA
183
WASHINGTON
185
WEST VIRGINIA
189
WISCONSIN
191
WYOMING
194
Territorial Flowers Trees
197
GUAM
199
NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS
201
PUERTO RICO
203
Virgin Islands
205
GLOSSARY
207
REFERENCES
211
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
225
BIOGRAPHIES
227
Copyright

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Over de auteur (2014)

Glynda Joy Nord, a retired florist, writes an online column, “Austin Flowers and Trees,” for Examiner.com. A native of Saint Paul, Minnesota, she lived in a variety of places in the Northeast and South. She and Richard, her husband, live in Round Rock, Texas.

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