Camellia

Alabama State Flower

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Pink camellia flower

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.

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Images

Camellia distribution map courtesy USDA
Camellia distribution map
White camellia photo © yamaken on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / no derivative works).
Camellia flower - white