STATE FLOWER

                                 Red Clover

       No. 159 of the Acts of 1894, effective February 1, 1895, designated
  the Red Clover as the official State Flower.  Both an integral part of many
  a cultivated hay field and a common sight along numerous Vermont roadsides,
  the Red Clover is symbolic of Vermont's scenic countryside generally and of
  its dairy farms in particular.  Oddly enough, however, Trifolium
  pratense is not a native of Vermont but was "naturalized" from Europe.


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       from Office of the Secretary of State, Vermont Legislative Directory
  and State Manual, Biennial Session, 1993-1994, p. 15.

  Image produced from a photograph by Vermont Travel Division.