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SOURCES: John; Wikipedia: List of U.S. state reptiles; Wikipedia: List of U.S. state shells; Wikipedia: List of U.S. state soils; Wikipedia: List of U.S. state trees; "State Names,...
State Name North Carolina
State reptile > Binomial nomenclature
Terrapene carolina
subspecies carolina
State reptile > Year adopted 1,979
State shells > Shell
Scotch bonnet
State shells > Year designated 1,965
State soil
State tree Pine
State tree > Binomial Nomenclature Pinus
State tree > Year adopted 1,963 [2nd of 6]
Symbols > State animal
Plott Hound (State dog); Grey Squirrel (State mammal)
Symbols > State bird Cardinal
Symbols > State motto
Esse quam videri (To be rather than to seem)
Traditional abbreviation > Other N. Car.
U.S. state beverages > Drink Milk
U.S. state beverages > Year & Citation 1987
U.S. state colors > Color 1
U.S. state colors > Color 2
U.S. state insects > Binomial name Apis mellifera
U.S. state insects > State insect
European honey bee
U.S. state minerals, rocks, stones and gemstones > State Geological Symbols > Rock Granite (1979)

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