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What is Iowa’s State Flower?
Iowa State Flower - Wild Prairie Rose (Rosa
The Wild Prairie Rose was designated as the official
state flower of Iowa after the Iowa Senate consulted
the Iowa Federation of Women’s Clubs in 1897.
After the resolution adopting the Wild Prairie
Rose passed Major S. H. M. Byers recited the poem
“The Rose of Iowa” (see below)
THE ROSE OF IOWA.
[Copyright applied for by S. H. M. Byers.]
Hast seen the wild rose of the West,
The sweetest child of morn ?
Its feet the dewy fields have pressed,
Its breath is on the corn.
The gladsome prairie rolls and sweeps
Like billows to the sea,
While on its breast the red rose keeps
The white rose company.
The wild, wild rose whose fragrance dear
To every breeze is flung,
The same wild rose that blossomed here
When Iowa was young.
O, sons of heroes ever wear
The wild rose on your shield,
No other flower is half so fair
In loves immortal field.
Let others sing of mountain snows,
Or palms beside the sea,
The state whose emblem is the rose
Is fairest far to me.