Sunday, January 26, 2014

A Rose By Any Other Name . . .

Location:   Throughout New York State
Year:   1955

The rose (rosa) is the State Flower of New York. 

It was so designated in 1955, after a poll of the State's schoolchildren named it as their most popular flower. 

Interestingly, the State never designated any particular species or type of rose for this honor, so all roses qualify, though red roses remain the most recognizable type.

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