Vermont State Symbols

Vermont State Symbols, Emblems, and Mascots

Vermont Symbols, Emblems, and Mascots

Vermont may be the second least populous state, but it is very popular during the long winter months when tourists flock to ski resorts on the Green Mountains. Warm summers offer students studying in Vermont plenty of opportunities to get outside, especially along the shores of Lake Champlain. Colorful autumns round out the seasons, giving students extensive opportunities to hike.

In 1609, French explorer Samuel de Champlain came upon a large lake in the area we know today as Vermont and named it after himself. The state's name comes from two French words vert (green) and mont (mountain), which explains Vermont's nickname, the "Green Mountain State." Ethan Allen and the Green Mountain Boys defended their homeland from the British during the Revolutionary War. Vermont is one of the six New England states and became the 14th state in 1791. Some of Vermont's major industries are dairy farming and tourism. One of the most picturesque states, Vermont has millions of visitors each year who come to see the leaves turn colors in the fall and the snow-covered mountains in the winter. The state flower is the red clover (Trifolium pratense)  and the state tree is the sugar maple (Acer saccharum). Vermont maple syrup is one of the state's most popular products.

Vermont State Symbols contains descriptions and pictures of the state symbols, emblems, and mascots of the state, which can be quickly accessed. This resource guide represents many of Vermont state facts such as Vermont state symbols, the state flower, the state gemstone, the state insect, the state tree, the state bird, the state animal, the state flag that flies over Vermont, and the capital, as well as many more symbols, emblems, and mascots.

Vermont State Symbols, Emblems, and Mascots


Symbol Name - (Species)

Amphibian Northern Leopard Frog
(Rana pipiens)
Animal Morgan Horse
(Equs caballus)
Beverage Milk
Bird Hermit Thrush
(Catharus guttatus)
Butterfly Monarch Butterfly
(Danaus plexippus)
Coat of Arms Vermont Coat of Arms
Cold Water Fish Brook Trout
(Salvelinus fontinalis)
Flag State Flag
Flavor Maple - (Vermont Sugar Maple Tree)
Flower Red Clover
(Trifolium pratense)
Fruit Apple
(Genus Malus)
Gem Grossular Garnet
Heritage breed of livestock Randall lineback breed of cattle
(Bos primigenius)
Insect Honeybee
(Apis mellifera)
Latin motto Stella quarta decima fulgeat - April 10, 2015
Marine Fossil White Whale
(Delphinapterus leucas)
Mineral Talc
Motto Freedom and unity
Nicknames "Green Mountain State"
Pie Apple Pie
Quarter Vermont State Quarter
Reptile Painted turtle
(Chrysemys picta)
Rock Granite, Marble, Slate
Seal Great Seal
Soil Tunbridge Soil Series



Song - Former

"These Green Mountains"


Terrestrial fossil Mount Holly mammoth tooth and tusk
Tree Sugar Maple
(Acer saccharum)
Vegetable Gilfeather turnip - 2016
Warm Water Fish Walleye Pike
(Stizosedion vitreum vitreum)
Winter sports Skiing and snowboarding
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