Massachusetts State Flower

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Massachusetts State Flower: Mayflower

Scientific Name: Epigaea repens

State Flower Description: Mayflowers are pale pink or white with a small tube ending in 5 flared lobes. The Mayflower lobes are approximately 1/2 inch long, and grow small terminal and upper axillary clusters. The Mayflower flowers are waxy and sweet-scented flowers which intensify with age.

Where It's Found: The Mayflower is native throughout eastern North America, from Manitoba and south to Florida and Mississippi. The Mayflower blooms from March till May.

Massachusetts State Flower Dedication: 1918

 

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