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Alabama State Symbols

Each state in the United States of America is unique. The people and legislature of Alabama have selected the following state symbols to represent their state's individual environment and culture.

The Alabama State Seal

[Image of The Alabama State Seal]

The 50 State Seals

The Alabama State Flag

[Image of The Alabama State Flag]

Borrowing its design from the Confederate Battle Flag, the Alabama State Flag has the cross of St. Andrew placed on a white field.

The Alabama State Flag design was adopted in 1895.

The 50 State Flags

Other State Symbols

  • Amphibian: Red Hills Salamander
  • Bird: Yellowhammer
  • Butterfly: Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Flower: Camellia
  • Fossil: Basilosaurus
  • Freshwater Fish: Largemouth Bass
  • Fruit: Blackberry
  • Game Bird: Wild Turkey
  • Gemstone: Star Blue Quartz
  • Horse: Racking Horse
  • Insect: Monarch Butterfly
  • Mammal: American Black Bear
  • Mascot: Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly
  • Mineral: Hematite
  • Motto: Audemus jura nostra defendere. (We dare defend our rights.)
  • Nickname: The Yellowhammer State
  • Nut: Pecan
  • Reptile: Alabama Red-bellied Turtle
  • Rock: Marble
  • Saltwater Fish: Atlantic Tarpon
  • Shell: Johnstone's Junonia
  • Soil: Bama
  • Tree: Southern Longleaf Pine
  • Tree Fruit: Peach

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