Spring is in the air, and the flowers are blooming. I absolutely love looking at all the gorgeous flowers decorating Charlotte these days. And on my to-do list for this week is to purchase a bouquet of flowers to brighten up my house. My favorite flower is probably an orchid or tulips. But have you ever wondered what flowers other people enjoy the most? A study by Primrose revealed the favorite flower in each US state.

To do this, the experts at Primrose analyzed Google search data for 1,085 plant and flower variations to determine favorite flowers and plants in each country, US state, and UK city. So which flower is number one in North Carolina? I’ll give you a hint: the flower that topped North Carolina’s list is also the most popular flower overall in the United States. It was searched in North Carolina 853,500 times. That’s a lot!

The study analyzed Google searches across each US state to reveal that residents of North Carolina love their roses. In fact, the state has searched for roses over 853,500 times in the last year alone. As you’ll see below, North Carolinians are in the majority with their love for roses.

  • Rose


    Along with being North Carolina’s favorite flower, the rose is by far the most popular in the country. Checkout the other states it also ranks at the top of.

    • North Carolina
    • Alaska
    • Arizona
    • Arkansas
    • California
    • Colorado
    • Connecticut
    • Delaware
    • Florida
    • Georgia
    • Idaho
    • Illinois
    • Indiana
    • Kentucky
    • Lousiana
    • Maine
    • Maryland
    • Massachusetts
    • Michigan
    • Minnesota
    • Mississippi
    • Missouri
    • Montana
    • Nebraska
    • Nevada
    • New Hampshire
    • New Jersey
    • New Mexico
    • New York
    • North Dakota
    • Ohio
    • Oklahoma
    • Oregon
    • Pennsylvania
    • Rhode Island
    • South Carolina
    • Tennessee
    • Utah
    • Virginia
    • West Virginia
    • Wisconsin
    • Wyoming
  • Sunflower


    The sunflower came up as the second most popular flower. But won a lot fewer states that the rose. States who preferred the sunflower are:

    • Iowa
    • Kansas
    • South Dakota


  • Forget Me Not

    Forget Me Nots

    Alaska’s favorite flower is the forget me not.

  • Frangipani


    Hawaii has a completely different climate than the rest of the country so it makes sense they are unique in their favorite flower choice.

  • Peony


    Vermont chose peony as its favorite flower.

  • Cactus


    Perhaps the most surprising choice on this list belongs to Washington and the cactus.

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