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North Carolina State Flower:

Flowering dogwood tree - click to see all state flowers
Photo of flowering dogwood against blue sky by Laura Bell on Flickr -
noncommercial use permitted with attribution / share alike.
See All State Flowers - National Flower.

Dogwood Blossom

The blossom of the dogwood tree (Cornus florida) was designated as the official state flower of North Carolina in 1941. The Dogwood is one of the most common trees in North Carolina, found in all parts of the state from the mountains to the coast.

Dogwood blossoms - click to see all state flowers
Photo of flowering dogwood blossoms by Cindy Seigle on Flickr -
noncommercial use permitted with attribution / share alike.
See All State Flowers - National Flower.

Dogwood blossoms appear in early spring and continue on into summer. Most often the flowers are white, but shades of pink and red are not uncommon.

Flowering dogwood in North Carolina - click to see all state flowers
Photo of flowering dogwood in North Carolina by Glen Peterson on Flickr; noncommercial use permitted with attribution / share alike.
See All State Flowers - National Flower.
Source:
State Symbols - Flower - Dogwood: NC State Library
Links:
All State Flowers - National Flower

    

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bird - reptile
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insect - shell
horse - fish 1 - 2
tree 1 - 2
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berries: red blue

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