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sequoia

(Encyclopedia) sequoia sĭkwoi´ə [key], name for the redwood ( Sequoia sempervirens ) and for the big tree, or giant sequoia ( Sequoiadendron giganteum ), both huge,…

Smelliest Plant

Rafflesia arnoldiiEach bloom can be as big as 3 feet wide and can weigh up to 24 pounds. The reddish-brown flower, which emits a revolting odor, is found in Southeast Asia (primarily Borneo…

California

Capital: Sacramento State abbreviation/Postal code: Calif./CA Governor: Jerry Brown, D (to Jan. 2019) Lieut. Governor: Gavin Newsom, D (to Jan. 2019) Senators: Kamala Harris, D (to Jan. 2023);…

State Symbols

StateSongBirdTreeFlowerAlabama“Alabama” (1931)yellowhammer (1927)Southern longleaf pine (1949, 1997)camellia (1959)Salt water fish: fighting tarpon (1955); Fresh water fish: largemouth bass (…