A few California state symbols are the California grizzly bear as the official state animal, "Golden State" as the nickname and the California Poppy as the state flower. The state colors are blue and gold, representing the blue sky and the mineral gold found in the hills by the forty-niners.
There are 36 state symbol of California total, ranging from the state insect (the California dogface butterfly) to the state song ("I love you, California," by F.B. Silverwood). The four foods symbolic of California are avocado as the state fruit, artichoke as the state vegetable, almond as the state nut and rice as the state grain.