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Wild Prairie Rose

Wild Prairie Rose

The Wild Prairie Rose became the official state flower in 1907. It has five pink petals with yellow stamens in the center. This flower grows wild along roadsides and in pastures all over North Dakota.

The first graduating class of the University of North Dakota chose the colors of the Wild Prairie Rose as their school’s official colors in 1889 noting that the colors were “suggestive of our green prairies and rosy prospects.”