Maine State Flower - White Pine Cone and Tassel (Pinus strobus)
Maine State Flower

White Pine Cone and Tassel

(Pinus strobus)

The White Pine Cone and Tassel (Pinus strobus) serves as the official state flower of Maine, symbolizing the state's natural beauty and historical significance. This evergreen tree's graceful cones and tassels, which appear on its branches, represent the stately white pine that played a crucial role in Maine's history, particularly during the age of sail, as its tall, straight trunks were used for ship masts. The White Pine Cone and Tassel stands as a botanical emblem of Maine's rich forestry heritage and enduring connection to its lush, wooded landscapes.

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