The flag was designed by Jesse Cox Burgess, an art teacher in Frankfort, the state capital. It was adopted by the Kentucky General Assembly on March 26, 1918. The dark blue background is typical of half of all American state flags. Framing the seal is a wreath of goldenrod (the state flower) and the name “Commonwealth of Kentucky.” Like Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts, Kentucky has designated itself a commonwealth, although legally it has the same status as the other states. This 3×5 flag is easily set up with a double stitching design and two grommets on the left side.