What is Washington’s state flower and why? As a website of the Washington State Legislature tells us, “In 1892, before they had the right to vote, Washington women selected the coast rhododendron as the state flower. They wanted an official flower to enter in a floral exhibit at the 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago.”
What is the state flower of Washington state?
What is the state bird and flower of Washington?
|Bird||American goldfinch (Spinus tristis)||1951|
|Endemic mammal||Olympic marmot (Marmota olympus)||2009|
|Fish||Steelhead trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)||1969|
|Flower||Pacific rhododendron (Rhododendron macrophyllum)||1959|
What is the state fruit of Washington? Washington is the nation’s top apple-producing state, so it is appropriate that the apple was named a state symbol in 1989, the centennial year. A favorite fruit around the world, the apple comes in many different colors, sizes and varieties.