California State Symbols

Designation Symbol / Emblem
California State Animal California Grizzly Bear (Ursus californicus) Bear in Mind: The California Grizzly at The Bancroft Library
California State Bird California Valley Quail (Lophortyx californica)
California State Colors Blue and Gold
California State Dance West Coast Swing Dance
California State Fife and Drum Band California Consolidated Drum Band
California State Fish California Golden Trout (Salmo agua-bonita)
Flag Flag of California.
California State Flower Golden Poppy (Eschsholtzia)
California State Folk Dance Square Dance
California State Fossil Sabre-Toothed Cat (Smilodon californicus) California Geological Survey*
California State Gemstone Blue Diamond (Benitoite) California Geological Survey*
California State Gold Rush
California State Ghost Town Bodie
California State Grass Purple Needlegrass (Nassella pulchra)
California State Historical Society California Historical Society
California State Insect California Dogface Butterfly (Zerene eurydice)
California State Marine Fish Garibaldi (Hypsypops rubicundus)
California State Marine Mammal California Gray Whale (Eschrichtius robustus)
California State Military Museum California State Military Museum and Resource Center
California State Mineral Mineralogic Emblem Gold California Geological Survey
California State Prehistoric artifact Chipped Stone Bear
California State Reptile Desert Tortoise (Gopherus agasizzi)
California State Rock Lithologic Emblem Serpentine California Geological Survey*
California State Soil San Joaquin Soil
California State Song I Love You, California lyrics by F.B. Silverwood and music by A.F. Frankenstein, published 1913
California State Tartan Pattern and colors based on the family tartan of John Muir, naturalist, explorer and conservationist. ( More )
California State Tall Ship Californian
California State Theater Pasadena Playhouse
California State Tree California Redwood (Coast Redwood: Sequoia sempervirens) and (Giant Sequoia: Sequoia gigantea). The name, Sequoia gigantea was given to the Giant Sequoia by Joseph Decaisne in 1854. Though adopted, by the California legislature as Sequoia gigantea, the Giant Sequoia was more correctly identified as Sequoiadendron giganteum by John T. Buchholz in 1939. NETSTATE thanks to J. Jenneskens for bringing this to our attention.

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Last Updated Date: September 20th, 2021