Official State Flower of Alabama
The camellia (Camellia japonica L) was designated the state flower of Alabama in 1959, replacing the original state flower (goldenrod; adopted in 1927). Alabama also recognizes an official state wildflower. All State Flowers
Sometimes called "the rose of winter," the camellia is a native of China, Korea, Taiwan, and Japan. The camellia is cultivated in the southeastern United States in many different colors and forms of flowers.