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 Free- Tailed bats that eat 250 tons of insects every night!
STATE FISH- GUADALUPE 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!