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Wild Rose, North Dakota's state flower
Wild Rose
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North Dakota's flag
North Dakota State Flag
Meadowlark, North Dakota's state bird



State Bird:  Western Meadowlark

State Fish:  Northern Pike

State Flower:  Wild Rose

State Tree:  American Elm

State Grass:  Western Wheatgrass

State Fossil:  Teredo Petrified Wood

State Dance:  Square Dance

State March:  Flickertail March

State Honorary Equine:  Nokota Horse

State Beverage:  Milk

State Song: "North Dakota Hymn" with words by James W. Foley and music by Dr. C. S. Putnam

Motto:  "Liberty and union now and forever, one and inseparable"

Origin of State Name:  The name Dakota is derived from a Sioux term meaning friends or allies.

Nickname for State:  The Peace Garden State.  The nickname is a reference to the International Peace Garden on the border between North Dakota and Manitoba.

Nickname for residents:  North Dakotans