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Official Symbols and Emblems of Alabama

Official Flower

Camellia

 

 

State Flower of Alabama

 

A bill introduced in the 1927 legislature by Representative T. E. Martin, Montgomery County, making the goldenrod the state flower, became a law on September 6, 1927.

 

House Bill 24, approved August 26, 1959, amended Section 8, Title 55, of the Code of 1940, to read: "The camellia is hereby designated and named as the state flower of Alabama." (Acts 1959, No. 124.)

 

In June 1999, the Legislature designated that the camellia, Camellia japonica L., is the official state flower of Alabama.

 

Sources:
Act 27-541, Acts of Alabama, Sept. 6, 1927
Act 59-124, Acts of Alabama, August 26, 1959
Act 99-313, Acts of Alabama, June 1, 1999
Alabama State Emblems, Alabama Department of Archives and History, nd.

 

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Updated: February 6, 2014

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