India- A Land With A Flower For Every State

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India’s ‘flower power’ continues to bloom with the country emerging as the second largest grower of flowers around the world in 2014, surpassed only by China. But here’s a fact not known to many Indians themselves. As a nation known for its ‘unity in diversity’, each of its state & union territories have their own flowers or to put it simply- its own emblem or symbol.

Made up of 29 states and 7 union territories, all Indian states have their own government and Union territories come under the jurisdiction of the Central Government. As with most other countries India too has a national emblem-The lion capital. Apart from India’s national emblem, each of its States and Union Territories have their own state seals and symbols which include state animals, birds, trees, flowers etc. The list of state flowers of India are given below-

States Of India State Flower
Andhra Pradesh Lotus
Arunachal Pradesh Lady’s slipper orchid
Assam Kopou phul
Bihar Orchid Tree (Kachnar)
Chhattisgarh Not declared yet
Goa Not declared yet
Gujarat African Marigold
Haryana Lotus
Himachal Pradesh Common rhododendron
Jammu and Kashmir Common rhododendron
Jharkhand Palash
Karnataka Lotus
Kerala Golden shower tree
Madhya Pradesh Lilium candidum
Maharashtra Jarul
Manipur Siroi lily
Meghalaya Lady’s slipper
Mizoram Red Vanda
Nagaland Rhododendron
Odisha Ashoka
Punjab Lilium candidum
Rajasthan Rohira
Sikkim Noble orchid
Tamil Nadu Glory lily
Telangana Ranawara
Tripura Nag Kesar
Uttar Pradesh Palash
Uttarakhand Brahma Kamal
West Bengal Night-flowering Jasmine

This is not where the list ends. Three of the seven Union Territory has flowers designated for them-

Union Territory Flower
Andaman and Nicobar Islands Andaman Pyinma
Chandigarh Palash
Puducherry Cannonball tree’s flower

So living in India, why shouldn’t we take advantage of this huge flower production in this country? We can gift our loved ones with flowers on any special occasion or festival & that is even easier now with all the online flower delivery sites, where you can order flowers for your near & dear ones with just a few clicks.