North Carolina State Flower: Flowering dogwood
Scientific Name: Cornus florida
State Flower Description: The Flowering Dogwood is one of the most popular trees in the United States due to its beauty and small stature generally used as a tree in landscaping. The characteristic feature of the Flowering Dogwood is its beautiful flowers that bloom in Spring.
Where It's Found: The Flowering Dogwood is native to North America and south of New England, Minnesota, and Wyoming.
North Carolina State Flower Dedication: 1941