Mountain Laurel (State Flower of Pennsylvania)
" represents ambition, as well as success and renown. As a gift, these blossoms are most commonly given to those heading into new phases of their life – starting a new job, going to school, even getting married or having children. They are meant to represent a wish for the recipient to have all of the success in the world, or to continue to push on with their lofty ambitions, despite any roadblocks they may come across.”
In a strange way, this flower perfectly describes the people of my amazing home state: The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.