Ohio State Flower: Scarlet carnation
Scientific Name: Dianthus caryophyllus
State Flower Description: Carnations are one of the most popular cut flowers in the entire world, they come in a variety of colors with the Scarlet being the most popular. The carnation has a strong fragrance that is easily recognized. The Scarlet Carnation flower bloom are approximately 2-3 inches across with 5 petals, which are clawed and serrated that gives it's full bodied look.
Where It's Found: Carnations are easily found in any floral shop, they are believed to be native to the Mediterranean region
Ohio State Flower Dedication: 1904