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Palo Verde

On April 9, 1954 the Palo Verde was declared Arizona's official state tree.

Palo Verde is Spanish for "green stick." There are two native Palo Verde tree types in Arizona. The Foothill Palo Verde has yellow-green branches and leaves, and the Blue Palo Verde has blue-green branches and leaves. Both types of Palo Verdes bloom in the spring with bright yellow flowers that attract many native desert pollinators. Some Palo Verde trees can live for more than a hundred years.

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State Fossil: Petrified Wood 

Capital City: Phoenix (see map)

State Mammal: Ringtail

State Amphibian: Arizona Tree Frog


State Reptile: Ridge-nosed Rattlesnake

State Bird: Cactus Wren

State Tree: Palo Verde

State Fish: Apache Trout

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State Flower: Saguaro Cactus Blossom

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