North Carolina State Flower

North Carolina State Flower

American Dogwood
Cornus florida

The flower of the dogwood is the official flower of North Carolina. It was voted in by legislature in 1941. 

The Dogwood is one of the most prevalent trees in North Carolina and can be found in all parts of the State from the mountains to the coast. Its blossoms, which appear in early spring and continue on into summer, are most often found in white, although shades of pink (red) are not uncommon.

The dogwood is so important in North Carolina that there are five festivals that celebrate the dogwood.