5 Weirdest Louisiana Symbols
Do you know what the Louisiana state amphibian is? What about the state fossil? We saved the best for last, cause you'll never believe what the state gemstone is!
One might think it's an elegant creature. Or maybe even a bullfrog. Turns out it's a Green Tree Frog.
Can it be a Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil, please? Or maybe some petrified dinosaur poop (it exists...I've seen it!)?
In actuality the Louisiana state fossil is Petrified Palmwood!
It's a CREOLE TOMATO!
There's actually no REAL difference between a Creole Tomato and a regular Tomato.
"When farmers in Plaquemines and St. Bernard parishes called their tomatoes Creole, it meant they were grown in the rich alluvial soil of the area and vine ripened because they did not have to be transported far to market."
The reason it's plural is because there's actually TWO state jellies!
The state gemstone is...oyster shell? Yup!
Crassostrea virginica oyster shell is the Louisiana State Gemstone.
How weird is THAT?