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 was designated the state flower of Alabama in 1959, replacing the original state flower - goldenrod (adopted in 1927). Camellias appear on the Alabama quarter. Alabama also recognizes an official state wildflower. All State Flowers
Sometimes called "the rose of winter," the camellia (Camellia japonica L) 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.