Missouri State Flower

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Missouri State Flower: Hawthorn

Scientific Name: Crataegus

State Flower Description: The Hawthorn is a shrub that flowers a white cluster of flowers which then produces a berry also known as a "Haw". The word Haw comes from an english word meaning hedge. The Hawthorn is edible and commonly used to make jelly or wine in England.

Where It's Found: The Hawthorn is found throughout the northern hemisphere with it's roots coming from England. In regards to Missouri it is most commonly found in southern Missouri.

Missouri State Flower Dedication: 1923

 

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