Camellia

Alabama State Flower

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Pink camellia flower

Pink camellia photo by kiki the cat on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / no derivative works). All State Flowers

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 wildflowerAll State Flowers

Camellia Facts

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. 

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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