W -- W is for Wind. Spring in New Mexico brings back thunder, spiders, and wind. And while gusting is common year 'round, spring winds come with the trifecta of allergens, dust devils and duststorms.
X -- X is for Oryx. Oryx is a type of African antelope that was imported to Southern New Mexico in 1969. Turns out they like it here.
Y -- Y is for Yucca. Yucca may look like your average, inhospitable, spined desert succulent but it is our state flower. And you can make soap out of the roots, rope out of the leaves, and Christmas tree ornaments out of the dried flower pods.
Z -- Z is for Zia. If you have ever wanted to know what the red symbol, that looks like a sun, on the state flag is -- now you know: it's a zia.
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