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Georgia state flower

Georgia state flower

Georgia state flower

The official flower of Georgia is the rose. The rose's popularity can be attributed to it being the national flower of France from 1593 to 1959.The rose flower is the flower of the American state of Georgia. It may have been chosen as the state flower in 1895, but it was first cultivated in ancient Persia. It was introduced to Europe during the Crusades in the 11th century. The rose was grown as an ornamental rose and not a medicinal plant until

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The rose has been around for about 35 million years and grows naturally throughout North America. Roses are red, pink, white, or yellow and can have a wonderfully rich aroma. The petals and rose hips are edible and have been used in medicines since ancient times. Rose hips (the fruit of the rose which forms at base of the flower) are eaten in winter by wild birds and other animals. The rose has been around for about 35 million years and grows naturally throughout North America. Roses are red, pink, white, or yellow and can have a wonderfully rich aroma. The petals and rose hips are edible and have been used in medicines since ancient times. Rose hips (the fruit of the rose which forms at base of the flower) are eaten in winter by wild birds and other animals.

The name "Cherokee Rose" is derived from the Cherokee native American tribe-, who widely distributed the plant. The flower is waxy white with a large golden center surrounded by vivid green leaves. The Cherokee rose is a hardy plant with a profusion of thorns, blooming in early spring (with sometimes a second flowering in the fall under favorable conditions).A high-climbing shrub, the wild Cherokee Rose frequently attains the height of a sprawling vine. It is excessively thorny and generously supplied with vivid green leaves. Its blooming time is in the early spring but favorable conditions will produce a second flowering in the fall of the year. Because of its hardy nature, the plant is well adapted to hedge purposes and is often used in this capacity throughout the South. Although thought to be of Chinese origin, the Cherokee Rose derived its American name from the Cherokee Indians. (Source: www.americanmeadows.com)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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