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Sagebrush, Nevada's state flower


Nevada's flag
Nevada State Flag

BluebirdSagebrush, Nevada's state bird



State Bird:  Mountain Bluebird

State Animal:  Desert Bighorn Sheep

Flower:  Sagebrush

Tree:  Single-leaf Piñon and the Bristlecone Pine

State Song:  "Home Means Nevada" by Mrs. Bertha Raffetto

State Slogan:  The Battle Born State

State Reptile:  Desert Tortoise

Motto:  "All for our country"

Origin of State Name:  The name is taken from the Sierra Nevada mountain range; nevada is Spanish for "snow covered."

Nickname for State:  The Silver State.  The state is named for its many silver mines.

Nickname for residents: Nevadans