Shreveport’s flag is a vertical tribar of equal blue, white, and yellow stripes. In the center of the white bar is the civic shield, divided diagonally by a red bar running from the top hoist to the bottom fly. On the bar are three white magnolia blossoms in square frames. The upper section has a blue field with 18 gold five-pointed stars, the lower section has a white field with stylized bluish ermine tips. Atop the shield is a nesting pelican, in natural colors. Curving around the lower portion of the shield is a squared wreath of green cotton leaves, partially covered on its lower part by a white heraldic ribbon on which appears City of Shreveport 1835. The date is divided, with the “18” on the hoist side and the “35” on the fly side. The city’s name is in the center.