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Goldenrod, Nebraska's state flower
Nebraska's flag
Nebraska State Flag
Western Meadowlark, Nebraska's state bird
Western Meadowlark



State Bird:  Western Meadowlark

State Animal:  White-tailed Deer

State Fish:  Channel Catfish

State Insect:  Honey Bee

State Grass:  Little Bluestem

State Flower:  Goldenrod

State Tree:  Cottonwood

State Fossil:  Mammoths

State Rock:  Blue Chalcedony and Prairie Agate

State Song: "Beautiful Nebraska"

Motto:  "Equality before the law"

Origin of State Name:  Nebrathka, meaning flat water, was the Oto name for the Platte River, which runs through the state.

Nickname for State:  The Cornhusker State.  Nebraska's nickname refers to its chief agricultural crop.

Nickname for residents:  Nebraskans