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The following is a list of symbols of the U.S. state of Connecticut.

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State Insignia

Type Symbol Year Image
Flag White shield with three grapevines on a field of azure blue, with a banner below the shield depicting the state motto. 1897 Flag of Connecticut
Seal The Great seal of the state of Connecticut 1784
Motto Qui Transtulit Sustinet
(He Who Transplanted Still Sustains)

Flora

Type Symbol Year Image
Flower Mountain Laurel
(Kalmia latifolia)
1907 Mountain Laurel
Tree Charter Oak
(White Oak Quercus alba)
Charter Oak

Fauna

Type Symbol Year Image
Animal Sperm whale
(Physeter macrocephalus)
1975 Sperm whale
Bird American Robin
(Turdus migratorius)
1943 American Robin
Insect European Mantis, or Praying Mantis
(Mantis religiosa)
1977 European Mantis
Fish American Shad
(Alosa sapidissima)
2003 American Shad
Shellfish Eastern Oyster
(Crassostrea virginica)
1989 Eastern Oyster

Geology

Type Symbol Year Image
Fossil Eubrontes giganteus 1991 Eubrontes
Mineral Garnet
(Almandine garnet)
1977 Garnet

Culture

Type Symbol Year Image
Song Yankee Doodle 1978 Yankee Doodle
Ship USS Nautilus 1983
Hero Nathan Hale 1985 Nathan Hale
Heroine Prudence Crandall 1995
Folk Dance Square Dance 1995 Square Dance
Poet Laureate John Hollander 2006
Composer Charles Ives 1991 Charles Ives

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