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List of Connecticut state symbols


List of Connecticut state symbols

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


  • State insignia 1
  • Flora 2
  • Fauna 3
  • Geology 4
  • Culture 5
  • See also 6
  • External links 7

State insignia

Type Symbol Year Image
Coat of arms The Coat of arms of Connecticut 1931
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
Motto Qui Transtulit Sustinet
(He Who Transplanted Still Sustains)
Seal The Great seal of the state of Connecticut 1784 Connecticut state seal


Type Symbol Year Image
Flower Mountain laurel
(Kalmia latifolia)
1907 Mountain laurel
Tree Charter Oak
(White oak Quercus alba)
1947 Charter Oak


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


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


Type Symbol Year Image
Aircraft F4U Corsair 2005 F4U Corsair
Cantata "The Nutmeg" 2003
Composer Charles Ives 1991 Charles Ives
Flagship and
Tall Ship Ambassador
Freedom Schooner Amistad 2003 Freedom Schooner Amistad
Folk Dance Square Dance 1995 Square Dance
Hero Nathan Hale 1985 Nathan Hale
Heroine Prudence Crandall 1995 Prudence Crandall
Poet Laureate Dick Allen 2010
Ship USS Nautilus (SSN-571) 1983 USS Nautilus
Song Yankee Doodle 1978 Yankee Doodle
Tartan Connecticut state tartan 1995
Troubadour Kristen Graves 2013

See also

External links

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