What is the Most Popular Spring Flower in Minnesota?
We're only a little over a week away from April in Minnesota. And with April's many showers, those spring flowers won't be far behind. So just what is the most popular spring flower in Minnesota?
One of the many great things about living here in Minnesota is our ability to enjoy four distinct seasons every year. Now while Old Man Winter sometimes seems to overstay his welcome, that doesn't seem to be the case this year. We've already had some nice spring days, and with April a little over a week away, I'm hopeful our landscape here in the Land of 10,000 Lakes will start to green up fairly soon.
And with that, comes those beautiful spring flowers. Living in Rochester, I get to witness spring in full bloom in the many flower gardens outside of Mayo Clinic's buildings downtown, and across our neighborhood as well. Even our own flower garden starts to show signs of life, too-- thanks to those perennials that were planted well before we owned the house.
But when it comes to spring flowers, just which one is the most popular here in Minnesota? Well, thanks to the gang over at HouseMethod, we now know. They just did new survey of Google trends about spring flowers in all 50 states, and have published the results.
Across the country, daisies appear to be the most popular spring flower, being listed as such in 11 different states. But not here in Minnesota, though. Our most popular spring flower is actually the... lily of the valley. And not just here-- it's also the most popular spring flower in my home state of Wisconsin, too, as well as in New Hampshire and Massachusetts.
Not knowing a ton about flowers, I thought maybe Minnesota's state flower (which, according to the Minnesota DNR is the showy lady's slipper, or Cypripedium reginae, if you're getting all scientific about it) might be our most popular, but nope.
As far as I'm concerned, I like just about any flower that, despite my best attempts, will STILL grow and bloom in our garden. (Yeah, I don't have much of a green thumb!) You can check out more about some of the other states' most popular spring flowers HERE.