Camellia Designated Alabama State Flower

Camellia Designated Alabama State Flower (HM1CC2)

Location: Montgomery, AL 36131 Montgomery County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 22.73', W 86° 18.035'

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The Alabama Legislature approved a bill sponsored by Rep. T.E. Martin of Montgomery County in 1927 that designated the Goldenrod the official state flower. It became law on Sept. 6, 1927, the same day that the Yellowhammer became the official state bird.

In 1959, camellia growers in Butler County argued that the goldenrod was a weed and convinced State Representative Folsom LaMont Glass of Greenville (The Camellia City) to introduce a bill naming the Camellia as the official state flower. The measure passed on August 26, 1959, as was signed by Governor John Patterson.

Because there were numerous types of camellia, the 1999 Legislature specified the Camellia japonica L. to be the official state flower. The same day the Oak-leaf Hydrangea, native to the state, was named the state wildflower.
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Date Added Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 8:11am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 565791 N 3582642
Decimal Degrees32.37883333, -86.30058333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 22.73', W 86° 18.035'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 22' 43.80" N, 86° 18' 2.10" W
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Area Code(s)334
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 612-676 Monroe St, Montgomery AL 36131, US
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