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Massachusetts State Flower

Mayflower (or trailing arbutus); photo by BlueRidgeKitties on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / share alike).

Official State Flower of Massachusetts

Massachusetts adopted the mayflower as the official flower of the Commonwealth in 1918. All State Flowers

The fragrant, delicate mayflower (Epigaea regens) has been on the endangered list since 1925. Also known as ground laurel or trailing arbutus, mayflowers prefer sandy or rocky soil, under or near evergreens.