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SOURCES: Wikipedia: List of U.S. state colors; Wikipedia: List of U.S. state fossils; Wikipedia: List of U.S. state grasses; Wikipedia: List of U.S. state mottos; John; Wikipedia:...
State colors > Color 2
State fossil > Age Pleistocene
State fossil > Binomial nomenclature Mammuthus columbi
State fossil > Common name Columbian Mammoth
State fossil > Year
1998(http://www1.leg.wa.gov/Legislature/StateSymbols/ WA State Symbols)
State grasses > Scientific name Agropyron spicatum
State grasses > State grass Bluebunch wheatgrass
State mottos > Motto Al-ki (unofficial)
State Name Washington
State soil
Tokul
State soil > Year adopted proposed
State tree Western Hemlock
State tree > Binomial Nomenclature Tsuga heterophylla
Symbols > State animal Orca
Symbols > State bird Willow Goldfinch
Symbols > State motto
Al-Ki (Indian word meaning “by and by?)
U.S. state grasses > Binomial name Agropyron spicatum
U.S. state grasses > State grass Bluebunch wheatgrass
U.S. state insects > Binomial name Anax junius
U.S. state insects > State insect
Green Darner Dragonfly

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