West Virginia - State Flora and Fauna

State Flora and Fauna

West Virginia state insignia
Motto Montani semper liberi (Latin, "Mountaineers are Always Free")
Slogan "Wild and Wonderful"
"Open for Business" (former)
"Almost Heaven" (former)
Bird Northern Cardinal
(Cardinalis cardinalis)
Animal Black Bear
(Ursus americanus)
Fish Brook Trout
(Salvelinus fontinalis)
Insect European Honey Bee
(Apis mellifera)
Flower Rhododendron
(Rhododendron maximum)
Tree Sugar Maple
(Acer saccharum)
Song "The West Virginia Hills"
"This Is My West Virginia"
"West Virginia, My Home Sweet Home"
Released in 2005
Butterfly Monarch Butterfly
(Danaus plexippus)
Reptile Timber Rattler
(Crotalus horridus)
Colors Old Gold and Blue
Fossil Jefferson's ground sloth
(Megalonyx jeffersonii)
Gemstone Silicified Mississippian Fossil Coral
Rock Coal
Soil Monongahela
Tartan West Virginia Shawl
Fruit Golden Delicious Apple
(Malus domestica)

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