Official State Birds and Flowers

The next time you run out of ideas for a theme, consider tying in room and/or table décor with the officially designated bird or flower of the state in which your event occurs. In other words, use pride of place as a placemat.


State Bird/Flower
 Alabama:  Yellowhammer/Camellia
 Alaska:  Willow Ptarmigan/Forget Me Not 
 Arizona:  Cactus Wren/Saguaro Cactus Blossom 
 Arkansas:   Mockingbird/Apple Blossom 
 California:   California Valley Quail/California Poppy
 Colorado:   Lark Bunting/Rocky Mountain Columbine
 Connecticut:   Robin/Mountain Laurel
 Delaware:   Blue Hen Chicken/Peach Blossom
 Florida:   Mockingbird/Orange Blossom 
 Georgia:   Brown Thrasher/Cherokee Rose
 Hawaii:   Nene/Pua Aloalo
 Idaho:   Mountain Bluebird/Syringa-Mock Orange 
 Illinois:   Cardinal/Purple Violet 
 Indiana:   Cardinal/Peony
 Iowa:   Eastern Goldfinch/Wild Prairie Rose 
 Kansas:   Western Meadowlark/Sunflower 
 Kentucky:   Cardinal/Goldenrod
 Louisiana:   Eastern Brown Pelican/Magnolia 
 Maine:   Chickadee/White Pine Cone and Tassel 
 Maryland:   Baltimore Oriole/Black-Eyed Susan 
 Massachusetts:   Chickadee/Trailing-Arbutus 
 Michigan:   Robin/Apple Blossom
 Minnesota:   Common Loon/Pink and White Lady’s Slipper 
 Mississippi:   Mockingbird/Magnolia
 Missouri:   Bluebird/Hawthorn
 Montana:   Western Meadowlark/Bitterroot
 Nebraska:   Western Meadowlark/Goldenrod
 Nevada:   Mountain Bluebird/Sagebrush
 New Hampshire:   Purple Finch/Purple Lilac
 New Jersey:   Eastern Goldfinch/Violet
 New Mexico:   Roadrunner/Yucca Flower
 New York:   Bluebird/Rose 
 North Carolina:   Cardinal/American Dogwood
 North Dakota:   Western Meadowlark/Wild Prairie Rose
 Ohio:   Cardinal/Scarlet Carnation
 Oklahoma:   Scissor-tailed Flycatcher/Mistletoe 
 Oregon:   Western Meadowlark/Oregon Grape 
 Pennsylvania:   Ruffed Grouse/Mountain Laurel
 Rhode Island:   Rhode Island Red/Violet
 South Carolina:   Great Carolina Wren/Yellow Jessamine
 South Dakota:   Ring-Necked Pheasant/Pasque Flower
 Tennessee:   Mockingbird/Iris 
 Texas:   Mockingbird/Bluebonnet
 Utah:    Common American Gull/Sego Lily 
 Vermont:   Hermit Thrush/Red Clover
 Virginia:   Cardinal/American Dogwood
 Washington:   Willow Goldfinch/Coast Rhododendron 
 West Virginia:   Cardinal/Rhododendron
 Wisconsin:   Robin/Wood Violet 
 Wyoming:   Western Meadowlark/Indian Paintbrush


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