Oklahoma Rose


TheGardenLady received this question from Leah:

Isnt the Oklahoma rose the state flower for oklahoma?

According to all the websites on Oklahoma, in 2004 the Oklahoma Rose became the state flower. Oklahoma Rose is Rosa Odorata, a hybrid tea rose. This is a very fragrant rose developed at Oklahoma State University.

Oklahoma also has a state floral emblem – Mistletoe- Phoradendron serotinum.  This became the state floral emblem in 1893, 14 years before Oklahoma became a state. See here and here.

And Oklahoma has a state wildflower – the Indian Blanket Gaillardia pulchella.  See here and here.