In 1973, the Paogo (Ula-fala) was designated the official flower of American Samoa.97
The Commonwealth designated the Flores Mayo or plumeria (Plumeria acuminata) as its official flower in 1986.98
The official territorial flower of Guam, a local flower called the puti tai nobio, was adopted in 1968. This flower, known also as the bougainvillea, blooms throughout the year on the island.99
Puerto Rico has not designated an official flower.
In 1950, the Tecoma stans was named the official flower of the Virgin Islands. This trumpet-shaped flower is also called the yellow elder or yellow cedar.100
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Publication information: Book title: State Names, Seals, Flags, and Symbols:A Historical Guide. Edition: Revised. Contributors: Benjamin F. Shearer - Author, Jerrie Yehling Smith - Illustrator, Barbara S. Shearer - Author. Publisher: Greenwood Press. Place of publication: Westport, CT. Publication year: 1994. Page number: 141.
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