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Black-Eyed Susan, Maryland's state flower
Black-Eyed Susan
Maryland's flag
Maryland State Flag
Oriole, Maryland's state bird



State Bird:  Baltimore Oriole

State Dog:  Chesapeake Bay Retriever

State Fish:  The rockfish

State Reptile:  Diamondback Terrapin

State Crustacean:  Blue Crab

State Insect: Baltimore Checkerspot Butterfly

State Flower:  Black-Eyed Susan

State Tree:  White Oak

State Dinosaur:  Astrodon johnstoni

State Fossil Shell:  Ecphora gardnerae gardnerae

State Boat:  The Skipjack

State Drink:  Milk  

State Sport:  Jousting

State Song:  "Maryland, My Maryland" written by James Ryder Randall

Folk Dance:  Square Dancing

State Theatres:  Center Stage & Olney Theatre

Motto:  Manly deeds, Womanly words

Origin of State Name:  The state was named for Queen Henrietta Maria, the wife of English King Charles I.

Nickname for State:  The Old Line StateThis nickname honors Maryland's regiments of the line, who fought with distinction in the American Revolution (1775-1783).

Nickname for residents:  Marylanders