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This is a list of official symbols for the U.S. state of Illinois: State symbols[edit]. Seal of Illinois 1867. Flag of Illinois 1969. Illinois centennial flag 1918. Type, Symbol, Image, Law, Year adopted. Amphibian · Eastern tiger salamander ( Ambystoma tigrinum), Tiger salamander.jpg, 2005. Bird · Northern cardinal ( Cardinalis ...


Illinois designated white oak (Quercus alba) as the official state tree in 1973, the result of an Illinois schoolchildren poll (replaced native oak, adopted in 1908).


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Approximately twenty native species of oak occur in Illinois. From 1908 to 1973, the state tree was designated as Native Oak. White oaks prefer rich, well- drained soil. In Illinois they are found in a variety of habitats, but they grow best on uplands, slopes, and terraces. The geographic range of white oak extends from ...


Find details and a picture of the Illinois state native tree, the White Oak ( Fagaceae Quercus alba). Access Illinois other state symbols.


Fluorite, State Prairie Grass Big Bluestem. White-tailed Deer, Drummer Silty Clay Loam. State Animal White Tailed Deer. State Soil Drummer Silty Clay Loam. Violet, Cardinal. State Flower Violet, State Bird Cardinal. Bluegill, Eastern Painted Turtle. State Fish Bluegill, State Reptile Painted Turtle. White Oak. State Tree


In 1907, Illinois schoolchildren voted to select the state tree and the state flower. They selected the Native Oak and the Violet. The General Assembly approved a bill to make these selections official in 1908.


These insects gather in one place, like on a tree, to spend the cool fall night before flying on again the next morning after the temperature begins to rise. Migrating Illinois monarchs fly to Mexico and sometimes to coastal areas in the southern United States. The monarchs that return in the spring are not the same ones that ...


Illinois State Tree - White Oak - Quercus alba. White Oak Fagaceae Quercus alba . Leaf: Alternate, simple, oblong to ovate in shape, pinnately veined with an evenly lobed margin, 4 to 7 inches long. The apex is rounded and the base is wedge-shaped. Leaves are hairless, bright green above and whitish below. Flower: Male ...