State Flower: Peach Blossom
Passage of the act to adopt the Peach Blossom on May 9, 1895, was prompted by Delaware's reputation as the "Peach State," since her orchards contained more than 800,000 peach trees yielding a crop worth thousands of dollars at that time.
Delaware Code Title 29 § 308
State Herb: Sweet Golden Rod
Adopted June 24, 1996, Sweet Golden Rod ( Solidago odora ) was named Delaware’s State herb. Members of the International Herb Growers and Marketers Association of Delaware suggested that the herb “ Solidago Odora ”, commonly known as “Sweet Golden Rod”, because of its beautiful golden blossoms, would be especially appropriate as the designated herb.
Sweet Golden Rod is both indigenous to Delaware and widespread throughout the State where it is commonly found in our coastal areas and along the edges of marshes and thickets.
Delaware Code Title 29 § 313
State Tree: American Holly
Adopted May 1, 1939, the American Holly (
Ilex opaca Aiton
) is regarded as one of Delaware's most important forest trees. Often called Christmas holly or evergreen holly, the tree has dark, thorny-leaved foliage and red berries. In Delaware, the tree can reach a maximum of 60 feet in height and a trunk diameter of 20 inches.
Delaware Code Title 29 § 305
State Fruit: Strawberry
Adopted May 13, 2010, the strawberry is an important product of Delaware's agricultural industry. Delaware strawberries are bred for taste, not to be big or last a long time on a store self.
Learn more about strawberries in the "Food for Thought" PSA brought to you by the Delaware Department of Agriculture.Delaware Code Title 29 § 322