The Nevada state flag has a cobalt blue field with a symbolic design in the top left portion of the flag. A yellow banner contains the words "Battle Born" meaning that Nevada became a state during the American Civil War. Beneath the banner is a large silver star with the word "Nevada" below it. Bordering these are two sprays of the state flower, green sagebrush with yellow flowers. The Nevada flag was adopted in 1929, but a law enacted in 1991 directed that the word "Nevada" appear below the star and above the sagebrush sprays, thus producing the current design and complying with the 1929 legislative agreement.
Nevada 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.