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West Virginia State Symbols

Designation Symbol / Emblem
Animal Black Bear (Ursus americanus)
Bird Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)
Butterfly Monarch Butterfly (Danaus plexippus)
Colors Old gold and blue
Day West Virginia Day, June 20
Fish Brook Trout (by House Concurrent Resolution No. 6)
Flag Flag of West Virginia
Flower Big Laurel (Rhododendron maximum)
Fruit Apple (by House Concurrent Resolution No. 56 - ammended in 1995 to specify the Golden Delicious Apple)
Gem Chalcedony
Insect Honeybee
Soil Monongahela Silt Loam*
Songs West Virginia, My Home Sweet Home by Julian G. Hearne, Jr.
West Virginia Hills words and music by Ellen King and H.E. Engle
This is My West Virginia by Iris Bell
Tree Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum) by House Concurrent Resolution No. 12

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