Ohio State Flower

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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


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