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Saguaro Blossom, Arizona's state flower
The Saguaro Blossom


Arizona's flag
Arizona State Flag

Cactus Wren, Arizona's state bird
Cactus Wren



State Bird:  Cactus Wren

State Mammal:  The Ringtail

State Fish:  Arizona Trout

State Amphibian:  The Arizona Treefrog  

Flower:  Saguro Cactus Blossom

Tree:  Palo Verde

State Song:  The Arizona March Song

State Gem:  Turquoise 

State Fossil:  Petrified Wood

State Colors:  Blue and Old Gold

State Reptile:  Arizona Ridgenose Rattlesnake

State Neckwear:  The Bola Tie   

Motto:  "God Enriches"

Origin of State Name:  The name is derived from the Native American word arizonac believed to mean "place of the small spring."

Nickname for State:  The Grand Canyon State

Nickname for residents: Arizonans