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Indian Paintbrush, Wyoming's state flower
Indian Paintbrush

Wyoming's flag
Wyoming State Flag

Meadowlark, Wyoming's state bird



State Bird:  Western Meadowlark

State Fish:  The Cutthroat Trout

State Mammal:  The Bison  

Flower:  Indian Paintbrush

Tree:  Plains Cottonwood

State Reptile:  The Horned Toad  

State Dinosaur:  Triceratops

State Song:  "Wyoming" Lyrics by C.E. Winter
Music by G.E. Knapp

State Gem:  Jade

State Fossil: Knightia

Motto:  "Equal Rights"

Origin of State Name:  The name is a contraction of the Native American word mecheweamiing or "at the big plains."

Nickname for State:  The Equality StateIn 1869, it became the first state to specifically give women the right to vote.

Nickname for residents:  Wyomingites