Maryland's flag is comprised of four distinct quadrants. In the first and fourth, black and gold (yes, it's gold, not yellow) stripes alternate, and a diagonal stripe of opposite colors cuts down the middle. This design comes from the coat of arms of George Calvert, also known as the first Lord Baltimore.
Also question is, what is Maryland's state bird and flower?
Also, what is the Maryland state tree?
Why is it called Maryland?
Officially the colony is said to be named in honor of Queen Henrietta Maria, the wife of King Charles I. Some Catholic scholars believe that George Calvert named the province after Mary, the mother of Jesus. The name in the charter was phrased Terra Mariae, anglice, Maryland.
Why is the Maryland flag so popular?
The Maryland flag, flown on a staff properly ornamented with a gold cross bottony, is therefore much more than a symbol of state sovereignty. The flag excels as a state banner because it commemorates the vision of the founders while it reminds us of the struggle to preserve the Union.