List of California state symbols

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Location of the state of California in the United States of America

Most of the officially designated symbols of the U.S. state of California are found in sections 420-429.8 of the California Government Code. [1]


State symbols

The flag of California Flag of California.svg
The flag of California
The flag of California Republic First Bear Flag of California (1846).svg
The flag of California Republic
The Great Seal of the State of California Great Seal of California.svg
The Great Seal of the State of California
Amphibian California red-legged frog
Rana draytonii
2014 [2] Rana aurora.jpg
Animal California grizzly bear
Ursus arctos californicus
1958 Monarch the bear.jpg
Bird California quail
Callipepla californica
1931 California quail.jpg
Colors Blue, which represents the sky, and gold, which represents the color of the precious metal found by forty-niners in the state's hills.
1951 Blue-gold pog.svg
Dance West Coast Swing
Dinosaur Augustynolophus
2017 Augustynolophus NT.jpg
Fabric Denim 2016 [3] Denim texture 03.jpg
Fife and Drum BandCalifornia Consolidated Drum Band
Freshwater Fish Golden trout
Oncorhynchus mykiss aguabonita
1947 Goldentroutwiki.jpg
Flower California poppy
Eschscholzia californica
1903 Kaldari Eschscholzia californica 01.jpg
Folk Dance Square dance
1988 Mtmusicfestsqdance.png
Fossil Saber-toothed cat
Smilodon californicus
1973 Smilodon Skeleton.jpg
Fruit Avocado
Persea americana
2013 [4] Persea americana fruit 2.JPG
Gemstone Benitoite
1985 Benitoite HD.jpg
Gold Rush Ghost Town Bodie
2002 Bodie6Aug2006.JPG
Grain Rice 2013 [4] White, Brown, Red & Wild rice.jpg
Grass Purple needlegrass
Stipa pulchra (formerly Nassella pulchra)
2004 Nassellapulchra.jpg
Historical Society California Historical Society
1979 California Historical Society San Francisco.jpg
Insects California dogface butterfly
Colias eurydice
1972 Zerene eurydice m.jpg
Marine Fish Garibaldi
Hypsypops rubicundus
2002 Hypsypops rubicundus adult.jpg
Lichen Lace lichen
Ramalina menziesii
2015 Ramalina menziesii by Jessica Rosenkrantz.jpg
Marine Mammal Gray whale
Eschrichtius robustus
1975 Eschrichtius robustus 01-cropped.jpg
Marine Reptile Leatherback sea turtle
Dermochelys coriacea
2012 LeatherbackTurtle.jpg
Military Museum California State Military Museum
2004 CaliforniaStateMilitaryMuseum4.JPG
Mineral Gold
1965 Gold-37466.jpg
Nuts Almond, Walnut, Pistachio, and Pecan
2017 [5] Mandel Gr 99.jpg
Outdoor Play The Ramona Pageant
1993 [6] Ramona Pageant.jpg
Prehistoric Artifact Chipped Stone Bear
1991 [7]
Reptile Desert tortoise
Gopherus agassizi
1972 Gopherus agassizii.jpg
Rock Serpentine
1965 SerpentineUSGOV.jpg
Silver Rush Ghost Town Calico
2005 Calico view from lookout point.jpg
Soil San Joaquin
1997 SanJoaquinProfileSmall.png
Sport Surfing
2018 Surfer at the Cayucos Pier, Cayucos, CA.jpg
Tall ship Californian
2003 Bateaugoelette.jpg
Tartan California state tartan
2001 California Tartan.PNG
Theater Pasadena Playhouse
1937 Pasadena Playhouse.jpg
Tree Coast redwood & giant sequoia
Sequoiadendron giganteum & Sequoia sempervirens
1937 US 199 Redwood Highway.jpg
Vegetable Artichoke
Cynara cardunculus var. scolymus
2013 [4] P8220094--CroppedImage.jpg
Vietnam Veterans MemorialCalifornia Vietnam Veterans Memorial [8] [9] [10] 2014

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