Oklahoma floral emblem http://hppr.org en Oklahoma's Creative Compromise http://hppr.org/post/oklahomas-creative-compromise <p></p><p> Controversy over the icons of the state of Oklahoma were not limited to the state tree.&nbsp; In 1893, fourteen years before statehood, Mistletoe was adopted as the territory's flower.&nbsp; Although, tiny and short-lived, the evergreen leaves and glossy white berries made it a favorite of settlers.&nbsp; The issue some folks couldn't seem to get around was that mistletoe is a parasite. Thu, 28 Feb 2013 06:01:00 +0000 Skip Mancini 12824 at http://hppr.org Oklahoma's Creative Compromise