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NC State Symbols

North Carolina was one of the 13 original colonies of the United States and is a place of great natural diversity. Because of its unique geography and climate, North Carolina has a wider variety of plants, animals, rocks, and minerals than most other states. The North Carolina General Assembly has adopted state symbols that honor our natural and cultural heritage.

Here are some of the state symbols you may encounter in the wilds of North Carolina. To learn about North Carolina's other official state symbols please see the State Library.

What is the North Carolina State:

Bird | Freshwater Fish | Flower | Insect | Mammal | Precious Stone | Reptile | Rock | Saltwater Fish | Shell | Tree | Wildflower