List of Arkansas state symbols

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The following is a list of the symbols of the U.S. state of Arkansas.

State symbols[edit]

The following state symbols are officially recognized by state law.

Type Symbol Year Image
American Folk Dance Square Dance
1991 Square Dance
Beverage Milk
1985 Milk
Bird Mockingbrid
Mimus polyglottos
1929 Mockingbird
Butterfly Diana Fritillary Butterfly
Speyeria diana
2007 Diana Fritillary
Floral Emblem Apple blossom
Pyrus malus
1901 Apple Blossom
Fruit & Vegetable South Arkansas Vine Ripe Pink Tomato
Solanum lycopersicum
1987 South Arkansas Vine Ripe Pink Tomato
Gem Diamond
1967 Diamond
Grain Rice
Oryza sp.
2007 Rice
Grape Cynthiana grape
Vitis aestivalis
2009 Cynthiana Grape
Historic Cooking Vessel Dutch Oven
2001 Dutch Oven
Insects Honey Bee
Apis mellifera
1973 Honey Bee
Mammal White-tailed Deer
Odocoileus virginianus
1993 White-tailed Deer
Mineral Quartz
1967 Quartz
Musical Instrument Fiddle
1985 Fiddle
Nut Pecan
Carya illinoinensis
2009 Pecan
Rock Bauxite
1967 Bauxite
Soil Stuttgart
1997
Tree Pine Tree
Pinus taeda
1939 Loblolly Pine

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Extra Info[edit]

The designation of a variety of tomato as both the state fruit and the state vegetable is correct. Standing on both sides of the long-running controversy, the law recognizes that the tomato is botanically a fruit, but is a vegetable in culinary use; thus it is officially both in Arkansas.

Though two other songs are designated as "state songs" (plus a "state historical song" which was the state song from 1949 to 1963), by state law the Secretary of State must respond to any requests for "the state song" with the music of the state anthem, Arkansas; it was the state song before 1949 and from 1963 to 1987, when it became state anthem and the other songs gained their present status. This is strictly to preserve the status of Arkansas; all four songs are either copyrighted by the state itself or in the public domain.

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