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The White Pine Cone and Tassel is the state flower of Maine.

DescriptionEdit

The needles of the White Pine (Pinus strobus) are usually 2 1/2-5 in. long and usually shed near the end of the second growing season. The cones are usually 4-8 inches in length, usually slightly curved, with no spikes and thin scales.[1]

State SymbolEdit

Its status as the state flower was adopted by the Legislature of 1945.[2] It appeared on a postage stamp as part of the state birds and flowers series of 1982.

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://www.50states.com/flower/maine.htm
  2. maine.gov
State Symbols (E)

Moose (Animal) • Wild Blueberry (Berry) • Chickadee (Bird) • Maine Coon cat (Cat) • Lobster (Crustacean) •
Landlocked Salmon (Fish) • White Pine Cone and Tassel (Flower) • Pertica quadrifaria (Fossil) •
Tourmaline (Gemstone) • Wintergreen (Herb) • Honeybee (Insect) • Moxie (Drink) • Whoopie Pie (Treat) •
White Pine (Tree)

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