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Camellia Designated Alabama State Flower

 
 
Alabama State Flower marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 25, 2013
1. Alabama State Flower marker
The camellia bushes surrounding this marker were not in bloom when this picture was taken in late May.
Inscription.
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, and was signed by Governor John Patterson.

Because there were numerous types of camellia, the 1999 Legislature specified that 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.
 
Location. 32° 22.73′ N, 86° 18.035′ W. Marker is in Montgomery, Alabama, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Monroe Street east of North Bainbridge Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. The marker is located at the base of stairs leading to the Alabama Confederate Memorial and the Alabama State Capitol north entrance. Marker is at or near this postal address: 649 Monroe Street, Montgomery AL 36130, United States of America.
 
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Alabama State Flower marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 25, 2013
2. Alabama State Flower marker
The Alabama Confederate Memorial and north side of the Alabama State Capitol are visible at the top of the stairs. The camellias surrounding the marker were not in bloom when this picture was taken in late May.
least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "Moon Tree" (within shouting distance of this marker); First National Confederate Flag (within shouting distance of this marker); Second National Confederate Flag (within shouting distance of this marker); Albert L. Patterson (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War Laurel Oak Tree (within shouting distance of this marker); 'Washington' Elm Tree (within shouting distance of this marker); Alabama Confederate Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); "Battle Flag of the Confederacy" (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Montgomery.
 
Also see . . .  Alabama State Flower - Camellia japonica L. (Submitted on October 10, 2013.)
 
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Alabama State Flower marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 25, 2013
3. Alabama State Flower marker
The Alabama Confederate Memorial and north side of the Alabama State Capitol are visible at the top of the stairs. The camellias surrounding the marker were not in bloom when this picture was taken in late May.
Camellia near the marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 25, 2013
4. Camellia near the marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 8, 2013, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 522 times since then and 54 times this year. Last updated on July 24, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 8, 2013, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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