You know it is the Evergreen State so you can probably guess the state tree (but not its botanical name) and you can probably guess the state fruit. But do you know the state tartan’s colors? Did you know there was a state tartan? Or a state ship? And who decides this stuff? The answer is the legislature (hopefully on slow days) and they are codified in the Revised Code of Washington–mostly in RCW Chapter 1.20. FYI, the redhawk is not the state bird.