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Alabama State Flower

Pink camellia flower - click to see all state flowers
Pink camellia photo © kiki the cat on Flickr
(noncommercial use permitted with attribution / no derivative works).

Camellia

The camellia (Camellia japonica L) was designated the state flower of Alabama in 1959, replacing the original state flower adopted in 1927 (goldenrod). A native of China, Korea, Taiwan and Japan, the camelia is cultivated in the southeastern United States.

White camellia flower - click to see all state flowers
White camellia photo © yamaken on Flickr -
noncommercial use permitted with attribution / no derivative works
Camellia distribution map - click to see all state flowers
Camellia distribution map courtesy USDA

Source:
State Flower of Alabama - Camellia: Alabama Archives
Camellia japonica: Kemper Center for Home Gardening
Links:
State Flowers - 50 States List
National Flower

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