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Violet, New Jersey's state flower
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New Jersey's flag
New Jersey State Flag
Golden Finch, New Jersey's state bird
Golden Finch



State Bird:  Eastern Goldfinch

State Animal:  Horse

State Fish:  Brook Trout

State Insect:  Honeybee

State Fruit:  The Blueberry

State Flower:  Purple Violet

State Tree:  Red Oak

State Dinosaur:  Hadrosaurus Foulkii

State Shell:  Knobbed Whelk

State Folk Dance:  Square Dance

State Ship:  The A.J. Meerwald

Motto:  Liberty and Prosperity

Origin of State Name:  The name is derived from the island of Jersey in the English Channel.

Nickname for State:  The Garden State.  Cultivation of fruits and vegetables has been an important part of the state's economy since colonial days.

Nickname for residents:  New Jerseyans or New Jerseyites