Chrysanthemum official flower

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City Picks Chrysanthemum As Oakland's Official Flower The people's : choice wilted today and not from the hot spell, eitheras the ChrysanV themum was accepted by the city council as the official flower of the City of Oakland. William Penn Mott Jr., park superintendent, informed the council: "We have held a popular voting contest and a special committee of the Eastbay Garden Council has studied the results and has recommended that the Chrysanthemum be the official flower." He did not tell the council what the study of the results of the contest disclosed. But he acknowledged afterward that the Dahlia won the contest. The Chrysanthemum and the Rose, he said, were tied for second. Mott said he didn't remember the exact vote count. No one in his office could provide that information. Mott said there were a number of reasons for' reversing the popular choice. He noted that one of the finest chrysanthemum shows in the nation is held here, that the flower is ideally adapted to year-around blooming in thil area, and that it has a multitude of colors and shapes. Asked if it were possible that dahlia lovers stuffed the ballot box, Mott said he would not think of such a thing. ' The Rose was not considered because it is well on its way to being named the official flower of the United States, he said.- . But that flower may get some special recognition here, Councilman Howard E. Rilea ap-reported to the council today that he had seen a beautiful new variety being developed in the Rose Garden here, and he wondered if it might be officially named the City of Oakland. Mott 'said he would see what could be done. Today's action came just two veafs after the council asked the Park Commission to consider naming an official flower, li I

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  1. Oakland Tribune,
  2. 15 Jun 1961, Thu,
  3. Page 1

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