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The term floral emblem, which refers to flowers specifically, is primarily used in Australia and Canada. In the United States, the term state flower is more often used.
Washington, DC Symbols
Bird, Flag, Flower, Motto, Nicknames, Anthem, Seal, Tree
Washington, DC Flower
American Beauty Rose
(Rosa 'American Beauty')
The American Beauty Rose, Rosa 'American Beauty', was adopted as Washington, DC's flower.
Of the thousands of different varieties of roses, some are popular year after year. Others disappear because plant breeders produce better ones. For example, the American beauty rose was once popular but is no longer grown commercially. It is a hybrid perpetual, famous for its fragrant crimson blooms.