My favorite flower is the lotus flower. The symbolism is amazing.something that thrives in a dark muddy murky environment to push toward the surface of the water and bloom with such vivid beautiful color. I want to be more like the lotus.
~camellia (Camellia japonica L). It was designated the state flower of Alabama in replacing the original state flower adopted in 1927 (goldenrod). A native of China, Korea, Taiwan and Japan, the camelia is cultivated in the southeastern United States.