Did you know?

A non-native Phoenician, I enjoy collecting little bits of trivia about Phoenix and Arizona in general. Here are a few gems tidbits for your educational pleasure.

  • State Flower: Saguaro Cactus Flower
  • State Bird: Cactus Wren
  • State Tree: Palo Verde
  • State Fossil: Petrified Wood
  • State Gemstone: Turquoise
  • State Amphibian: Arizona Tree Frog
  • State Reptile: Arizona Ridge-Nosed Rattlesnake
  • State Nickname: The Grand Canyon State
  • A saguaro cactus will take between 50 and 100 years to grow an arm. The saguaro cactus flower is the official state flower of Arizona.
  • In the City of Glendale it is illegal for a car to back up.
  • It is illegal to hunt camels in the State of Arizona.

Should you ever use any of these facts to win a turn in Trivial Pursuit, feel free to give me a pat on the back!

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