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Black-Eyed Susan

The Maryland State Flower is the Black-Eyed Susan.   The brightly colored bloom of the black-eyed susan makes it the perfect flower to represent our state.  Another Maryland tradition, the Preakness is often referred to as “The Run for the Black-Eyed Susans”.  Even though the actual flower used to …

The Maryland Flag

The cross and checkered patterns of the Maryland State flag can be found on everything from sweatpants to tattoos.  However, there are a few things you may not know about our flag.  Check out some flag facts on our “The Maryland Flag” page.

Things only Marylander’s understand

Old Bay: The spice of life in Maryland. You would be hard-pressed to find a kitchen cabinet in Maryland that does not contain Old Bay. And a true Maryland native will sprinkle this local seasoning on just about anything. The container itself is recognized state-wide and entire stores …

The Blue Crab

The blue crab has become synonymous with the state of Maryland. Although, blue crabs can be found just about anywhere along the Atlantic seaboard, ranging from Maine to southern parts of South America. Affectionately called the “blue claw” but technically called “Callinectes sapidus”, this species of crab frequents …

Welcome to Maryland Flair

Maryland Flair was created to give the people of Maryland a place to get everything they need regarding the great State they live in. I have been a long time resident of Maryland, and although I am temporarily elsewhere, my heart will always be in the “Free State”.