South Dakota Native & Nativar Plants

                               State Symbols

State Bird Flower Tree
South Dakota Ring-Necked Pheasant Pasque Flower Black Hills Spruce

South Dakota cherishes the Ring-necked Pheasant as its state bird, celebrated for its colorful plumage and strong presence in the state's grasslands. Complementing this avian emblem is the Pasque Flower, the state flower, symbolizing resilience and renewal in its early spring blooms. Towering over the prairies is the Ponderosa Pine, a tree species that has thrived in South Dakota's landscapes for generations, symbolizing vitality, longevity, and a deep connection to the state's natural heritage.