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Ohio State Flag
State Bird: Cardinal
State Animal: White-tailed Deer
State Reptile: Black Racer Snake
State Insect: Lady Bug
State Flower: Red Carnation
State Wildflower: large White Trillium
State Tree: Buckeye
State Fossil: Isoletus or Trilobite
State Gemstone: Flint
State Beverage: Tomato Juice
State Song: "Beautiful Ohio"
Song: "Hang on
God, all things are possible
Origin of State
word Ohio is thought to derive from an
Iroquois word meaning either great or beautiful river.
Buckeye State. The nickname refers to the many buckeye trees that grew within the
state's borders when settlers arrived.