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Rhode Island State Symbols

State Bird Rhode Island Red
State Bird
"Rhode Island Red"
State Fish Striped Bass
State Fish
Striped Bass

State Flower
"The Violet"
State Fruit Greening Apple
State Fruit
"Greening Apple"
State Mineral Bowenite
State Mineral
"Bowenite"
State Rock Cumberlandite
State Rock
"Cumberlandite"
State Shell Quahog
State Shell
"Quahog"
State Tree Red Maple
State Tree
"Red Maple"

About Our Symbols...

State Bird
Adopted on May 3, 1954 - The breed of fowl, commonly known as the "Rhode Island red," is designated, and shall be known as the official state bird. Picture courtesy of the RI Economic Development Corporation.

State Fish
Adopted on July 13, 2000 - The State Fish is the Striped Bass (morone saxatilis). Picture courtesy of the RI Economic Development Corporation.

State Flower
Adopted on March 11, 1968 - The flower commonly known as the "violet" (viola sororia) is hereby designated as the state flower.

State Fruit
Adopted on June 20, 1991 - The State Fruit is the Rhode Island Greening Apple. Developed in Rhode Island around 1796, greening apples retain their sharp taste in cooking. Their flesh is crisp and colored yellow-green.

State Mineral
Adopted on May 26, 1966 - The state Mineral, Bowenite, is a close relative of jade and can be considered a semi-precious gemstone. It is found in northern Rhode Island and was first discovered in the early 1800's by geologist George Bowen. Picture courtesy of the RI Economic Development Corporation.

State Rock
Adopted on May 26, 1966 - The State Rock is Cumberlandite. It is a heavy black or dark brown rock with white markings. It is found South of the Town of Cumberland on both sides of Narragansett Bay. It will attract a magnet, and is estimated to be between 1 and 1.5 billion years old.

State Shell
Adopted on June 30, 1987 - The shellfish, commonly known as the "quahog" (mercenaria mercenaria), is hereby designated as the state shell for the state. Picture courtesy of the RI Economic Development Corporation.

State Tree
Adopted on March 6, 1964 - The tree commonly known as the "red maple" (acer rubrum) is hereby designated as the state tree. Picture courtesy of the RI Economic Development Corporation