A Local School Song, circa 1950
I want to wake up in the morning
where the orange blossoms grow,
where the sun comes peepin in
where I'm sleepin
and songbirds say hello.
I want to wander in the orange grove
where children like to play,
so I'll make my home in Florida
where the orange blossoms grow.
Did You Know?
The Florida State Flower is the Orange blossom (citrus sinensis). The orange blossom, like most citruses, is native to subtropical Southeast Asia.
The orange blossom was designated the state flower on Nov.15, 1909.
The orange blossom is one of the most fragrant flowers in Florida.