Ohio's State Flower - Red Carnation

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Ohio adopted its official state flower, the red carnation, in 1904. The state legislature chose the red carnation to honor President William McKinley, an Ohioan, who was assassinated in 1901. McKinley liked to wear red carnations stuck in his buttonhole on the lapel of his jacket.