West Virginia State Flower: Rhododendron
Scientific Name: Rhododendron maximum
State Flower Description: The Rhododendron flower is 5-lobed flower and is approximately 1 inch length. The Rhododendron flowers are white to pale pink, and sometimes a deep pink or rose color. The peak blooming time for the Rhododendron is around Mid July and one Rhododendron shrub can be absolutely loaded with blooms which makes it extremely popular as a garden flower.
Where It's Found: Rhododendrons are the natives of eastern US and northern Alabama. Rhododendrons are very popular as garden plants and can be seen along side many homes in the US.
West Virginia State Flower Dedication: 1903