The Beautiful Indigenous Flowers of Michigan
Pyrus coronaria or more commonly known as the Apple blossom is the official
floral emblem of the Michigan state. The Apple blossom was promoted to become
the official flower of the state on February 9, 1897 as it was introduced
through a proposed legislation by William Harris of Norwood.
It was a Joint Resolution that designated Apple blossoms, indigenous flowers
Michigan the official state flower. The No.10 Joint Resolution that was made on
that same year stated that the Apple blossom particularly the Pyrus coronaria
specie is the most beautiful and the most fragrant indigenous flowers found in
The state of Michigan however, adopted the proposed legislation of William
Harris and made the Apple blossom as the official State Flower of Michigan
through an act of legislature on the 28th of April, year 1897.
Apple blossoms or Pyrus coronaria which is now known as the Malus coronaria is
only one of the many indigenous species of flowers that is found in Michigan.
The state has a nickname for being “The Great Lake State” for it is surrounded
by amazingly beautiful freshwater coastline. Michigan is estimated to have 11,
000 island lakes and around 36,000 miles of glorious streams.
The wetland ecosystem of Michigan hides most of its splendor. You can spot
cuplike-yellow flowers that belong to the water lily family blooming during the
late spring. These rubbery flowers can last all summer long along shallow
waters, thriving in peace and quiet.
Species of Fringed Polygala and Lady’s Slippers are also indigenous flowers
found in Michigan during the late spring and early summer seasons. These
wildflowers are provided with their required moisture by the state’s wetland
Beautiful blending of colors happens all throughout the summer that extends to
the fall season. The soft blending of magnificent flowers during this time of
year will keep you breathless, like the Great Lobelias with its lush purple
blossoms and Fringed Gentian’s soft lavender-blue hues.
You can also find Lathyrus Latifolius in Michigan. This indigenous specie is
commonly known and referred to as the Everlasting Pea. The scarlet Indian
Paintbrush also found the state as its home.
Other indigenous flowers you’ll find in Michigan are blossoms of Joe Pye Weed,
Wild Bergamot and Wood Geraniums. You can also find here the blossom which has
always been referred to as the state’s second floral emblem which is the “White
Trillium Grandiforum. These indigenous flowers are found in abundance all
throughout the northern and central areas of “The Great Lake State”.
The multi-colored beauty of nature and flowers of the state of Michigan
indicates healthy ecosystem that contributes to such grandeur. Not only nature
lovers but the common visitors of the state are awed by the greatness of the
beautiful creation of Mother Nature you’ll find here in Michigan. With
legislations protecting the wetlands and all the living things that lives and
thrives in it, you can expect that this part of nature will continue to flourish
and delight the people of its untamed beauty. Article by
photography by www.1ove.com.
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