Today in Florida History April 27, 1909 –The Florida House of Representatives approves the orange blossom (citrus sinensis)as the official State Flower of Florida. La Florida, Spanish for “land of flowers”, was named by Ponce de Leon in 1513. When it came to declaring an official state flower, the Land of Flowers had many, many choices. There was much support for the camellia and much support for the gardenia, but the native...Read more
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