Florida State Flag Frequent Questions Answered

What is the design on the Florida state flag and when was the Florida state flag adopted?

The state flag of Florida flag was adopted November, 1900 and modified May 1985. The Florida State Seal is the flag’s center and was first adopted May 1861, and revised in 1868. Several modifications were made to the Seal since that time and the last update was in 1985.

What do the designs on the Florida flag represent?

The flag of Florida displays diagonal red bars, in the form of a St. Andrew’s cross, which were added to the white flag before it’s adoption in 1900, so that the banner did not appear to be a white flag of truce or surrender when hanging still. Centered on the cross is the State Seal of Florida. It features a Seminole woman on a shoreline spreading hibiscus flowers, a Sabal palm (Florida’s state tree), a growing Saw Palmetto, and a steamboat sailing before the sun breaking the horizon, with many rays of sunlight extending into the sky. The outer rim of the seal contains the words, “Great Seal Of The State Of Florida, In God We Trust”. The Seminole woman represents rich cultural heritage of Florida. The Sabal palm and Saw Palmetto stands for fertility, vibrancy and prosperity. The steamboat symbolizes commerce and better business prospects. The rising golden sun represents hope for a bright future.

Where can I buy a Florida state flag?

For a flag that’s going to be flown in the hot sunshine state of Florida, you need to choose one that’s protected from all that beautiful sunshine! All of the Florida state flags at ”Star Spangled Flags” have been treated with a UV protection to help protect them against the bright sunshine. They also have superior strong triple and quadruple stitching to help prevent unraveling and fraying. They also offer free shipping!

How are you supposed to fly a Florida flag with an American flag?

When flying the Florida flag with the flag of the United States on the same pole, the flag of United States must always be at the top and the Florida flag should be the same size or smaller. When It is flown on separate poles, the Florida flag will be to the left of the flag of the United States situating the U.S. flag in the position of honor, which is to the right of the other flags.

Join thousands of others receiving our newsletter.