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Sego Lily, Utah's state flower
Sego Lily


Utah's flag
Utah State Flag

California Seagull, Utah's state bird
California Seagull



State Bird:  California Seagull

State Animal:  Rocky Mountain Elk

State Fish:  Bonneville Cutthroat Trout

State Insect:  Honey Bee

Flower:  Sego Lily

State Grass:  Indian Rice Grass

Tree:  Quaking Aspen

State Fruit:  Cherry

State Hymn:  "Utah, We Love Thee" by Evan Stephen

State Song:  "Utah, This is the Place" by Sam and Gary Francis

State Mineral:  Copper

State Rock:  Coal

State Gem:  Topaz

State Vegetable:  Spanish Sweet Onion

State Historic Vegetable:  Sugar Beet

State Fossil:  Allosaurus

State Cooking Pot:  Dutch Oven

State Emblem:  Beehive

State Folk Dance:  Square Dance

Motto:  "Industry"

Utah State Centennial Star:  Dubhe

Utah State Astronomical Symbol:  Beehive Cluster

Tartan:  Utah Centennial Tartan

Origin of State Name:  The name is derived from a Native American word meaning "those who dwell high up" or "mountaintop dwellers."

Nickname for State:  The Beehive State The name connotes hard work and industry among the state's residents.

Nickname for residents:  Utahns