White Hawthorn blossom
The White Hawthorn blossom (Crataegus mollis) was named the state flower of Missouri on March 16, 1923.  There are approximately 100 different varieties of hawthorn. It is a member of the rose family, closely related to the apple.  The Hawthorn tree is small with flat, thorny branches and white blossoms.
- ↑ http://www.50states.com/flower/missouri.htm
- ↑ http://mdc.mo.gov/nathis/plantpage/flora/motrees/p41.htm