Flower: camellia Although it is not native to the state, the Japanese camellia (Camellia japonica L) was officially named the state flower of Alabama in 1959, presumably for its growing popularity as a garden plant and association as a symbol of southern culture. It replaced the goldenrod, which had been named the state flower in 1927.
The camellia was designated the state flower of Alabama in 1959, replacing the original state flower, the goldenrod.
Camellia, Alabama's State Flower. Camellia is a genus of flowering plants in the family Theaceae. They are found in eastern and southern Asia, from the Himalayas east to Japan and Indonesia. There are 100–250 described species, with some controversy over the exact number. Camellias are evergreen shrubs or small trees up to 66 ft. tall. Their leaves are alternately arranged, simple, thick, serrated, and usually glossy.
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Alabama State Parks,The first thing you notice about Cathedral Caverns is the massive entrance. The huge opening measures 126 feet wide and 25 feet high. And it gets even better. Inside the cavern, you will find Big Rock Canyon, Mystery River and some of the most beautiful formations Mother Nature has ever created. Among them, you will see Stalagmite Mountain, The Frozen Waterfall and Goliath, a huge stalagmite column that reaches the ceiling of the cave some 45 feet above!