There are 29 states and 7 union territories in India and each state has their own state tree, fruit, bird, animals and flowers. Here is the list of top 15 most beautiful states flowers of India.
Rhododendron ponticum is a species of Rhododendron and is the state flower of Jammu and Kashmir, state flower of Himachal Pradesh and also is the state tree of Uttarakhand.
Lady’s Slipper is an orchid flower, mostly restricted to the North East region of India and state flower of Arunachal Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. Cypripedium reginae is one of the rare species of orchid flower in India.
Jasmine plant and vines are known for best fragrance of their flowers, native to tropical regions of Eurasia. Indian Jasmine or common Jasmine are state flower of Andhra Pradesh and Red Jasmine is state flower of Goa.
Kopou phul or foxtail orchid is very famous and an exotic blooming orchid also use as an hair-ornament by Assamese women. The plant found in open forest of Bhutan, Indonesia and also most common in North-East, Orissa and Andhra Pradesh.
Kachnar or Bauhinia variegata is a common medium sized tree and very popular ornamental tree into gardens and parks of India. Kachnar buds and flowers are also used for pickle and recipes in many parts of the Indian sub-continent.
Rhododendron family has 1,024 species of plants, found mainly in highlands of Asia and North India. Species of the genus Rhododendron are found in the Indian Himalayas and state flower of Himachal Pradesh, Nagaland and Jammu and Kashmir.
The flame of the forest tree found in parts of the Indian Subcontinent and the flower is associated with the folk tradition in Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and Uttar Pradesh. Initial season of summer offers the beauty of dry deciduous forests with flame of the forest flower and also the State Flower of Jharkhand.
Gladiolus Flowers are also called as sword lily, available in various colors ranging from purple, pink to white and reddish. The gladiolus bulb flowers with spikes with orchid like blooms grow wonderfully in summer and state flower of Punjab.
Golden Shower Tree is native to the Indian subcontinent and the state flower of Kerala, also very popular ornamental plant in India and used in herbal Ayurvedic medicine.
Pride of India is cultivated as an ornamental plant and state flower of Maharashtra, also young leaves are consumed as vegetables and used in traditional medicine.
Red Vanda orchid flower is one of the highly prized species of orchid and cultivated for the marketplace. This is one of the most magnificent flowers from the orchid family found in India.
True ashoka tree is an important tree in the traditions of India known for beautiful foliage and fragrant flowers. Saraca asoca sometimes incorrectly known as Saraca indica and is the state flower of Odisha.
Glory Lily or Gloriosa superba is the beautiful species of flowering plant and state flower of Tamil Nadu. This plant is poisonous and toxic for human and animals, used as a traditional medicine in many countires.
Senna auriculata occurs in the dry regions of India and is the State flower of Telangana. Ranawara is most suitable and very common for landscaping roadways and home gardens in India.
Noble Orchid is one of the magnificent flower for home, apartments and greenhouse, popular cultivated as decorative house plant that produces colourful blooms.
Rohida species of tree is mainly found in the western parts of Rajasthan but also occurs naturally in Maharashtra and Gujarat. Tecomella undulata tree produces quality timber and flower is state flower of Rajasthan.
Siroi Lily is the most rare species of plant that found only in Manipur and flowers in the monsoon months of June and July and has medicinal properties.
Indian lotus is the most beautiful aquatic plant and cultivated for its edible seeds in water gardens. Nelumbo nucifera is the the national flower of India and state flower of Karnataka and Haryana.
Tagetes erecta or African marigold in the most common house plant in India, cultivating it for medicinal and decorative purposes. This plant has been used for medicinal purpose in Ayurveda.
Madonna Lily is the state flower of Madhya Pradesh and One of the oldest garden flowers in the world. Lilium candidum is native to the Balkans and Middle East but now cultivated in many countries for many cultures.
The night flowering jasmine also known as Parijat is the state flower of West Bengal and often related to the Kalpavriksha. Parijat is the result of the Samudra manthan and lose their brightness during daytime.
Saussurea obvallata is native to the Himalayas of India and also found in Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand, at an altitude of around 4500 m.
Other famous flowers in India also include Neelakurinji, Tulip, Hybrid Orchids, Queen of the Night, Frangipani Flowers,Rangoon creeper, Flame vine and bird of paradise flower.