Fast Facts

California quail

California Poppy

California Chipped Stone Bear

California State Coat of Arms

California Colors Blue & Gold

CA State Gemstone Benitoite

CA State Marine Reptile Pacific Leatherback Sea Turtle

CA State Military Museum

CA State Silver Rush Ghost Town Calico

CA State Motto Eureka!

CA State Marine Fish Garibaldi

CA State Lichen Lace Lichen

CA State Song I Love You, California

CA State Pet A Shelter Pet

CA State Name Origin of California

California State Flag

California Saber-Toothed Cat

CA State Drum Corps CA Consolidated Drum Band

CA State Gold Rush Ghost Town Bodie

CA State Insect California Dogface Butterfly

CA State Vietnam Vets War Memorial

CA State Seal

California Golden Trout

CA State Rock Serpentine

CA State Fabric Denim

CA State Reptile Desert Tortoise

CA State Quarter

CA State Tree California Redwood

California red-legged frog

California Grizzly Bear

Eschscholzia californica ( California Poppy)

California Poppy`` redirects here. For the album by OPM, see California Poppy (album). For the British speedway team, see California Poppies.

California quail

The California quail (Callipepla californica), also known as the California valley quail or valley quail, is a small ground-dwelling bird in the New World quail family.

Official State Colors of California

In 1951 California designated blue and gold as the official state colors.

California State Flag

California State Flag. Historic Bear Flag raised at Sonoma on June 14, 1846, by a group of American settlers in revolt against Mexican rule.

Great Seal of California

California Legislature has not designated an official coat of arms for the state (only 18 states have), however the state seal design is similar to that of a historic 1876 illustration of California coat of arms.

California Saver tooth tiger

California designated the saber-toothed cat as the official state fossil in 1973 (California also recognized an official state dinosaur in 2017).

California State Prehistoric Artifact: Chipped Stone Bear

In 1985, an artifact made from volcanic rock was unearthed at the Allan O. Kelly Archaeological Dig overlooking the Agua Hedionda Lagoon in Carlsbad, California in San Diego County.