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Home --> Photo Gallery --> Patriotic Displays --> Floral Flag

Floral Flag

Claim:   Photograph shows a 740' x 390' floral flag made of larkspur.

Status:   True.

Example:   [Collected on the Internet, 2002]

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The 2002 floral flag is 740 feet wide and 390 feet high and maintains the proper flag dimensions as described in executive order #10834. This flag is 6.65 acres and is the first floral flag to be planted with 5 pointed stars, each star is 24 feet in diameter; each stripe is 30 feet wide. This flag is estimated to contain more than 400,000 Larkspur plants with 4-5 flower stems each for a total of more than 2 million flowers.

Aerial photo courtesy of Bill Morson

Origins:   The 2002 floral flag pictured above was created by the City of Lompoc, California, in celebration of Flag Day 2002 on June 14. The flag is, as the caption notes, made of 400,000 larkspur flowers, measures 740 feet by 390 feet and covers 6.65 acres. Each of the fifty stars is 24 feet in diameter, and each of the thirteen stripes is 30 feet high.

The web site for the City of Lompoc offers additional information about their 2002 Flag Day celebration, including a large satellite photo of the Floral Flag and a short video of it shot from an airplane.

Last updated:   29 May 2005

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