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Peach Blossom, Delaware's state flower
Peach Blossom
Delaware's flag
Delaware State Flag
Blue Hen Chicken, Delaware's state bird
Blue Hen Chicken



State Bird:  Blue Hen Chicken

State Fish:  Weakfish

State Insect:  Lady Bug

State Flower:  Peach Blossom

State Tree:  American Holly

State Mineral:  Sillimanite

State Colors:  Colonial blue and buff

State Beverage:  Milk

State Song: "Our Delaware" written by George B. Hynson

Motto:  Liberty and Independence

Origin of State Name:  The name is derived from the name of Thomas West, Third Baron De La Warr, Virginia's first colonial governor.

Nickname for State:  The First State.  Delaware's nickname commemorates the state's early ratification of the U.S. Constitution.

Nickname for residents:  Delawareans