New Hampshire State Flower: Purple lilac
Scientific Name: Syringa vulgaris
State Flower Description: The Purple Lilac is a deciduous shrub used as a hedge, and is very popular for its beauty and fragrance. The Purple Lilac has one of the most powerful scents emitted by any plant. Purple Lilacs are also reminiscent of springtime due to them blooming in the spring and being able to smell them from a distance.
Where It's Found: Purple Lilac's can be found around the world due to their popularity as an ornamental plant. You can find the Purple Lilac often in gardens and parks, because of its attractive, sweet-smelling flowers, which appear in early summer.
New Hampshire State Flower Dedication: 1919