The Florida state flag consists of a white background with a red St. Andreew's cross on which the Great Seal of the State of Florida is centered. State statute describes the flag: In the center of the seal is a view of the sun's rays over a highland in the distance, a sabal palmetto palm tree, a steamboat on water, and an Indian female scattering flowers in the foreground, encircled by the words "Great Seal of the State of Florida: In God We Trust." Red bars, in width one-fifth the hoist, shall extend from each corner toward the center, to the outer rim of the seal.
Florida flags for outdoor use are constructed of a durable nylon fabric especially developed for flag use. Nylon's tight weave provides maximum beauty and flyability as well as brilliant, fast colors. Its weave helps shed pollution, dirt and grime that the looser weave alternatives absorb. Nylon is water repellent and mildew resistant.