Official State Wildflower of Georgia
Georgia designated azalea as the official state wild flower in 1979. In 2013 the Act was amended to specify native azaleas (Rhododendron sp.), collectively, as the Georgia state wild flower (the state flower of Georgia is the Cherokee rose).
Blooming from March through August, native azaleas are dazzling wildflowers ranging in color from white to yellow, orange, scarlet, crimson, and intermediate shades and blotches. No specific variety of azalea was selected to represent Georgia, but several native varieties are mentioned in the resolution as occurring in every county of the state (including Rhododendron Austrinum, prunifolium, canescens, alabamense, calendulaceum, speciosum, arborescens, and serrulatum). All State Flowers