Tree: Red Maple (Acer rubrum)
Flower: Violets (Viola sororia)
Bird: Rhode Island Red A type of chicken (Gallus gallus domesticus)
Shell: The hard clam or quahog: Mercenaria mercenaria is a bivalve mollusc native to the eastern shores of North America
Fish: Striped bass (Morone saxatilis)
Fruit: Rhode Island greening apple (Malus Mill.)
The Rhode Island quarter, released May 21, 2001, honors the "Ocean State" with a picture of a beautiful vintage sailboat moving through Narragansett Bay with the Pell Bridge in the background. Sailing is, of course, the most popular sport in the smallest state in the union. With over 400 miles of coastline and more than 100 fresh and salt water beaches, Rhode Island was home to the Americas Cup for more than 50 years and is widely known as the Sailing Capital of the World.