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Washington State Flower

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Washington State Flower

State FlowerCoast RhododendronIn 1892, before they had the right to vote, Washington women selected the coast rhododendron as the state flower. They wanted an official flower to enter in a floral exhibit at the 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago. Six flowers were considered, but the final decision was narrowed to clover and the “rhodie,” and voting booths were set up for ladies throughout the state. When the ballots were counted, the rhododendron had been chosen as the Washington state flower. In 1959, the Legislature designated the native species, Rhododendron macrophyllum, as the official flower of the state of Washington.
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Washington State Flower Coast Rhododendron Rhododendron macrophyllum In 1892, before they had the right to vote, Washington women selected the coast rhododendron as the state flower. They wanted an official flower to enter in a floral exhibit at the 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago. Six flowers were considered, but the final decision was narrowed to clover and the “rhodie,” and voting booths were set up for ladies throughout the state. When the ballots were counted, the rhododendron had been chosen as the Washington state flower.
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Official State Flower of Washington Washington officially designated the coast rhododendron (Rhododendron macrophyllum) as the state flower in 1959, though it was actually selected as the state flower in 1892 by the women of Washington for the 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago. All State Flowers Coast Rhododendron Facts Also called Pacific rhododendron, or big leaf rhododendron, the coast rhododendron is a broadleaf evergreen rhododendron species native to western North America. The coast rhododendron is found primarily near the Pacific coast, but its range extends to the Cascade Mountains in Oregon, Washington and British Columbia. Coast rhododendron is less popular for decorative landscaping than many other rhododendron species that are easier to grow and have a more pleasing appearance (Pacific Rhododendron shrubs can be scraggly and the flowers are often much less impressive than those of its relatives). Archibald Menzies found this shrub in 1792 when he and George Vancouver landed near present day Port Discovery. Coast rhododendron seeds were sent to England in 1850 by William Lobb.
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State ShipLady WashingtonThe legislature designated the Lady Washington as the official ship of the state of Washington in 2007. Built over a two-year period and launched on March 7, 1989, the ship was built in Aberdeen by the Grays Harbor Historical Seaport Authority. Master shipwrights from all over the Pacific Northwest constructed her near the confluence of the Wishkah and Chehalis rivers. The Lady Washington is based in Aberdeen. A reproduction sailing ship of the original Washington/Lady Washington that sailed during approximately 1750-1798, the vessel type is a “brig,” indicating the configuration of the sails. The Office of the Secretary of State for the state of Washington holds a mortgage on the vessel to secure the investment of the people of Washington.(photo courtesy of Ron Arel)
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While some of the symbols are unique to Washington, others are used by multiple states. For example, the willow goldfinch (also known as the American goldfinch), Washington’s state bird, is also an official symbol for Iowa and New Jersey. Washington’s state grass, bluebunch wheatgrass, is also a symbol for the state of Montana. The square dance and apple are commonly used state dances and state foods, respectively. While most states have an official motto and nickname, Washington’s motto (“Al-ki”, meaning “by and by” in Chinook Jargon) and nickname (“The Evergreen State”) have never been officially adopted by the Legislature.
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The State FlagThe state flag and the state seal are similar. Passed in 1923, Washington law describes the flag as having dark green bunting with a state seal in the center. In the late 1890s, a blue and gold military state flag with George Washington’s profile on it flew over many cities and towns throughout the state. But when it came to a final decision, the current flag was adopted by the Legislature. According to law, the flag of the United States and the flag of the state shall be prominently installed, displayed and maintained in schools, court rooms and state buildings. For further information about the state flag, check the Secretary of State’s web site.
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Coast Rhododendron Rhododendron macrophyllum In 1892, before they had the right to vote, Washington women selected the coast rhododendron as the state flower. They wanted an official flower to enter in a floral exhibit at the 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago. Six flowers were considered, but the final decision was narrowed to clover and the “rhodie,” and voting booths were set up for ladies throughout the state. When the ballots were counted, the rhododendron had been chosen as the Washington state flower.
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Washington’s first official symbol was its flag, adopted in 1923. While some symbols, including the state flower and state seal, were selected before then, they were not adopted by the Legislature until later. Washington’s second symbol was western hemlock, selected as the state tree in 1947. Fourteen symbols were added between 1950 and 2000. Five symbols have been adopted in the 21st century. The newest symbol of Washington is the Olympic marmot, declared the state endemic mammal in 2009.
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State TartanA tartan is a design for the weaving of cloth consisting of perpendicular bands of contrasting colors on a solid background. The Washington State tartan was designed in 1988 by Vancouver, USA Country Dancers Margaret McLeod van Nus and Frank Cannonita to commemorate the Washington State Centennial celebration. It is identified by the background color green, which represents the rich forests of Washington, the “Evergreen State.” The perpendicular bands of contrasting colors represent the following features: blue for the lakes, rivers and ocean; white for the snow-capped mountains; red for the apple and cherry crops; yellow for the wheat and grain crops; and black for the eruption of Mount St. Helens. The bill, designating a state tartan, was signed into law in 1991. The Council of the Scottish Tartans Society also affixed its seal to the official Certificate of Accreditation in 1991.
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The Washington state flower is also found in isolated regions of the Cascade Mountain Ranges, where it can survive in elevations up to 4,000 feet. However, if residents of Spokane and other eastern Washington cities wish to see the state flower in person, they must travel to do so; the Coast Rhododendron is not found east of the Cascade Mountains.
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Washington’s state flower is typically 6-8 feet tall at maturity, however it can reach heights of 20-30 feet. The flower’s dark green leaves are oblong-shaped and extend between 3 to 6 inches long and 1-3 inches wide. In springtime, the flower issues forth a colorful array of large, tubular blossoms. The flowers range in color from pale pink to darker pink, and occasionally, white.
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Women in Washington State organized a statewide election in 1892 to select the state flower. Eager to display a flower that would represent their state at the 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago, more than 15,000 women cast a ballot in the election, choosing between the clover and the Coast Rhododendron. The Coast Rhododendron emerged the winner.

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