Montana - State Symbols

State Symbols

  • State flower: Bitterroot (Lewisia rediviva), since 1895
  • State tree: Ponderosa Pine, since 1949
  • State animal: Grizzly Bear (Ursus arctos horribilis), since 1862
  • State bird: Western Meadowlark (Sturnella neglecta), since 1931
  • State fish: Cutthroat trout Oncorhynchus clarkii, since 1977
  • State Song: "Montana", since 1945
  • State Ballad: "Montana Melody", since 1983
  • State Gemstones: Sapphire & Agate, since 1969
  • State Fossil: Maiasaur ("Duck-billed Dinosaur") (Maiasaura peeblesorum), since 1985
  • State Butterfly: Mourning cloak (Nymphalis antiopa), since 2001
  • State Grass: Bluebunch wheatgrass, since 1973
  • State Motto: "Oro y Plata" (Spanish: Gold and Silver)

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