Location of the state of California in the United States of America
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
The flag of California Republic
The Great Seal of the State of California
Type Symbol Year Image
Amphibian California red-legged frog
Rana draytonii
2014[2]
Animal California grizzly bear
Ursus arctos californicus
1958
Bird California quail
Callipepla californica
1931
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
Dance West Coast Swing
1988
Dinosaur Augustynolophus
2017
Fabric Denim 2016[3]
Fife and Drum Band California Consolidated Drum Band
1997
Freshwater Fish Golden trout
Oncorhynchus mykiss aguabonita
1947
Flower California poppy
Eschscholzia californica
1903
Folk Dance Square dance
1988
Fossil Saber-toothed cat
Smilodon californicus
1973
Fruit Avocado
Persea americana
2013[4]
Gemstone Benitoite
1985
Gold Rush Ghost Town Bodie
2002
Grain Rice 2013[4]
Grass Purple needlegrass
Stipa pulchra (formerly Nassella pulchra)
2004
Historical Society California Historical Society
1979
Insects California dogface butterfly
Colias eurydice
1972
Marine Fish Garibaldi
Hypsypops rubicundus
2002
Lichen Lace lichen
Ramalina menziesii
2015
Marine Mammal Gray whale
Eschrichtius robustus
1975
Marine Reptile Leatherback sea turtle
Dermochelys coriacea
2012
Military Museum California State Military Museum
2004
Mineral Gold
1965
Nuts Almond, Walnut, Pistachio, and Pecan
2017[5]
Outdoor Play The Ramona Pageant
1993[6]
Prehistoric Artifact Chipped Stone Bear
1991[7]
Reptile Desert tortoise
Gopherus agassizi
1972
Rock Serpentine
1965
Silver Rush Ghost Town Calico
2005
Soil San Joaquin
1997
Sport Surfing
2018
Tall ship Californian
2003
Tartan California state tartan
2001
Theater Pasadena Playhouse
1937
Tree Coast redwood & giant sequoia
Sequoiadendron giganteum & Sequoia sempervirens
1937
Vegetable Artichoke
Cynara cardunculus var. scolymus
2013[4]
Vietnam Veterans Memorial California Vietnam Veterans Memorial
2014

See also

References

  1. ^ California Government Code, §§ 420-429.8
  2. ^ "Gov. Brown signs bills legalizing Bitcoins use, other legislation". Los Angeles Times. June 28, 2014.
  3. ^ "Stuff jeans are made of honored by California Legislature". Sacramento Bee. September 1, 2016.
  4. ^ a b c "California State Foods Named By Gavin Newsom". Huffington Post. April 24, 2013. Retrieved April 25, 2013.
  5. ^ "State Symbols". State History. California Stale Library. Retrieved 2019-05-15.
  6. ^ "California Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 5". legainfo.ca.gov. 1993.
  7. ^ "California State Prehistoric Artifact: Chipped Stone Bear". parks.ca.gov/.