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Alabama State Flower

pink camellia japonica Camellia is a genus of about 82 species of evergreen shrubs or trees of the tea family Theaceae, native to tropical and subtropical Asia. Popular as an ornamental flower, the Camellia is the Alabama State Flower. The common Camellia is classified as Camellia japonica.


Camellia is an easy to grow evergreen flowering shrub with many uses, incredible ruggedness, and great beauty. Camellias are attractive because of their flowers, glossy leaves and exquisite form. Camellias are highly valued in Japan.Alabama's state flower, Camellia is the only symbol not native to Alabama.

Camellia flowers are large and conspicuous, 1-12 cms in diameter, with (in natural conditions) 5-9 petals. Camellias vary in colour from white to pink and red, and yellow in a few species.There are six different forms of Camellia flowers. Camellia varieties are divided into three categories: Simple, Double, and Incomplete Double camellias. Camellia flowers long several days either as single specimens or as arrangements.

Facts About Camellia

  • Camellia japonica is the most popular garden species of Camellia with the greatest number of varieties.
  • Camellia japonica grows well in full shade to semi shaded garden beds.
  • In June 1999, the Legislature designated the Camellia japonica L, as the official state flower of Alabama.
  • The genus Camellia was named after Fr. Kamel S.J., a Jesuit botanist, and with the synonym Thea japonica.
  • Camellia flowers bloom from November to March with the peak of bloom in January and February.
  • Cuttings are the most popular means of propagating camellias.
  • Camellia japonicas are native to Japan, China, Malaysia and India.
  • Camellia fruit is a dry capsule subdivided into 1-5 compartments, each containing 1-8 seeds.
  • Camellia species are used as food plants by the larvae of a number of Lepidoptera species.

There are many online florists who deliver flowers to Alabama. You can send flowers of your choice to your loved ones living in Alabama or from Alabama to other locations across the United States of America through these popular Alabama Online Florists .

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Facts About Alabama

Alabama State FlagAlabama means tribal town in the language of the local Creek Indians. The capital city of Alabama is Montgomery. Crimson St. Andrew's cross on a white field, patterned Flag, was adopted as the Official Alabama state flag in 1895.

  • The Alabama State wildflower is the Oak-leaf hydrangea, with the State Tree as the Southern Pine - pinus palustris.
  • Alabama became a State on December 14, 1819, the 22nd US state.
  • The original design of the Alabama coat of arms was made in 1923 by B. J. Tieman, New York.
  • The act to adopt an official Coat-of-Arms for the State of Alabama was approved on March 14, 1939.
  • Alabama's motto is Audemus Jura Nostra Defendere - We Dare Defend Our Rights.
  • Alabama's nickname is Heart of Dixie or Cotton State .
  • Alabama is the 28th largest State, with 50,750 sq. miles of land.
  • Alabama shares a border with Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, and Tennessee.
  • Major Industries in Alabama are agriculture (cotton, corn, peanuts, soybeans, poultry, and livestock), hydroelectric power, mining (coal, limestone, iron ore), and steel-making.
  • Dinosaur Fossils Found in Alabama include Lophorhothon and Nodosaurus.

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