Wild Rose is the state flower of Iowa. It was designated as the official state flower of Iowa in 1897. Rose is the State Flower of the US too, and Iowa is one of numerous states that have accepted roses as an official symbol: the rose is the state flower of New York, the Cherokee rose is the state flower of Georgia, and the wild prairie rose is also the state flower of North Dakota.
State Flower of Iowa Facts :
- Common Name: Wild Rose
- Genus: Rosa
- Species: Pratincola
- Found in: All over the world
- Color: Blue, White, Pink, Red, Purple and yellow
- Number of petals: 5
- Number of Sepals: 5
- Period of blooming: All around the year, mostly in winter and spring season
- Purpose: Decoration, Food and herbal value
- Symbolism: Purity of soul and unity
The State Flower of Iowa– Wild Rose is the most distinguished and significantly most beloved flower in the universe. Rose has more than 100 different species, lion’s share of which is growing in Asia. The rest grows is Europe, North America and Africa. Due to the commercial breeding in present time Roses are available all over the world.
As Rose cultivation started in 500 years BC, the variety of Roses reach more than 13000. State Flower of Iowa, Rose grows in full Sun to partly shade, in humus-rich, well-drains and moist soil. Its dense stems are covered in prickles. The leaves of rose are innately compound with 5 to 9 leaflets with a corrugated surface. Many of the countries adopted Rose as their national Flower such as Bulgaria, Czech, Ecuador, Iowa, Luxemburg, Maldives, Rumania and Slovakia. And it is also the state flower of Iowa, Georgia, Iowa and North Dakota. Wild Rose has great historical importance for the Egyptians and Romans. Romans decorated their rooms with colorful Roses.
Wild Rose represents different symbols by color species. Rose is the symbol of Love, white is the symbol of purity, orange of excitement, pink of delight and yellow of friendship. The dark Wild Rose is known as black. It is a symbol of sorrow or symbol of separation. In Mythology, Wild Rose is associated with Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love, which has often been illustrated with roses around her head, feet and neck. It is also said that a rosebush has grown in the heart of Adonis’ blood pool, the murdered lover of Aphrodite. In Christian mythology, it is also said that a rosebush would have grown on the site of the death of Christ. Rose, the State Flower of Iowa has lots of health and nutritious value. Potassium, Magnesium, Phosphorous, Calcium, Carbohydrate, Iron, Dietary fiber, and Calories are found in Wild Rose petals. Many herbal medicines are made from Rose petals and hip (fruit of Rose is called hip). Hip varies according to species. Some of hips are extremely rich in Vitamin C. Jam, jelly can made from rose hip.
To sum up, rose is the symbol of love & beauty, honor, faith, devotion, passion and sensuality. It is the favorite flower of the people of Iowa and it is the state flower of Iowa.