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State Flower: Blue Bonnet
The Blue Bonnets get its name
from its blue blossoms,
which look like sunbonnets.
STATE TREE : PECAN TREE
The Pecan tree
earned its title
Of the Texas State
Tree in 1919.
People enjoy pecan
pies, candy
and stuffing.
STATE PEPPER: JALAPEÑO
The Jalapeño was named after
the city
Of Xalapa in Veracruz, Mexico.
Jalapeño’s
are hot in Texas!
Texas ranks third in
pepper production in the United
States.
State Motto: FriendShip
The state motto of Texas is "Friendship." The
word, Texas, or Tejas, was the Spanish
pronunciation of a Caddo Indian word meaning
"friends.”
STATE LARGE ANIMAL:
LONGHORN
Longhorns are named for their long horns. In 1927, a herd
of official state longhorns was formed to preserve their
breed. The Longhorn serves as the mascot for The Texas
Longhorns
State Insect: Monarch
Tens of millions adult monarchs
migrate from their
Homes in the United States .
They travel southward
Towards Mexico. They flock their
Texas in great numbers. Their
wings are red and orange.
STATE PLANT: PRICKLY PEAR
CACTUS
The Prickly
Pear Cactus
displays
yellow, red, or
purple
flowers in the
spring and the
summer.
STATE BIRD- MOCKING BIRD
The mocking bird imitates
the calls of other birds.
They can even
imitate the sounds of
whistles and sirens.
STATE FRUIT:
TEXAS RED GRAPEFRUIT
The Texas Red
Grapefruit was first
developed
by citrus growers in
1893. Its bright and
red fruit is sweet and
juicy.
State Food: Chili
Chili is a fiery spicy meat
stew that is brewed with
Texas pride. Chili is
featured in cook-offs
Throughout the state of
Texas.
STATE FLYING MAMMAL:
MEXICAN FREE-TAILED BATS
In a cave near San
Antonio there are
about 20 million
Mexican FreeTailed bats
that eat 250 tons
of insects every
night!
STATE FISHGUADALUPE BASS
The Guadalupe Bass is currently considered a rare species.
Texas highly recommend practicing a catch and release
program with this species
The Guadalupe Bass are less then three pounds!
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