Michigan State Flower

Michigan State Flower

Apple Blossom
Pyrus coronaria

Apple blossom flower

The apple blossom is the official state flower of Michigan. Michigan is known for their production of apples and has been since officially adopting the apple blossom as one of its state symbols in 1897.

Michigan legislators, feeling that “a refined sentiment” called for the naming of a state flower, designated the apple blossom. Joint Resolution 10 of that year noted “one of the most fragrant and beautiful flowered species of apple, the pyrus coronaria, is native to our state.”

Legislators also proudly declared that “Michigan apples have gained a worldwide reputation.” Over a century later, Michigan ranks third in the nation in apple production.