Claim: Photograph shows a 740′ x 390′ floral flag made of larkspur.
Example: [Collected via e-mail, 2002]
The 2002 floral flag is 740 feet wide and
Aerial photo courtesy of Bill Morson
Origins: The floral flag pictured above was planted in the City of Lompoc, California, as a tribute by the Bodger Seed Company after the 9/11 attacks of September 2001 and quickly became one of that town’s most popular features:
The 2002 Floral Flag was planted by the Bodger Seed Company. Planted as a tribute after the
The flag was, as the caption notes, made of 400,000 larkspur flowers, measures
The web site for the City of Lompoc offers additional information about their 2002 Flag Day celebration that featured this flag, including a large satellite photo of the Floral Flag and a short video of it shot from an airplane.
Last updated: 14 June 2014