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Rose, New York's state flower
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New York's flag
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Bluebird, New York's state bird



State Bird:  Bluebird

State Animal:  The beaver

State Fish:  The brook trout

State Insect:  The ladybug

State Flower:  Rose 

State Tree:  Sugar Maple

State Fruit:  Apple

State Beverage:  Milk

State Muffin:  The Apple Muffin

State Fossil:  The sea scorpion

State Gem:  The garnet

State Shell:  The bay scallop

State Song:  "I Love New York" written by Steve Karmen

Motto:  Excelsior--which means "Ever Upward."

Origin of State Name:  The state was named in the 1660s for the duke of York, later King James II of England.

Nickname for State:  The Empire StateThe nickname, attributed to George Washington, refers to the state's wealth and variety of resources.

Nickname for residents:  New Yorkers