Maine State Flower: White pine cone and tassel
Scientific Name: Pinus strobus
State Flower Description: The White pine cone isn't a flower since gymnosperms do not have true flowers. Maine is the only state that has designated a cone the representative of the state rather than a typical flower due to the large populations of pines in the state. The Eastern white pine cone trees belong pine tree family, also called as Conifers.
Where It's Found: Eastern white pine is considered native to the United States. Eastern white pine trees are beautiful landscape that are widely used throughout much of North America as reforestation projects. The Eastern White Pine is considered to be the largest conifer in northeastern parts of the United States.
Maine State Flower Dedication: 1945