List of Missouri state symbols

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The following is a list of the officially designated symbols of the U.S. state of Missouri.

State symbols[edit]

Type Symbol Adopted Image
Amphibian American bullfrog
Rana catesbeiana
2005[1][2] American bull frog
Animal Missouri mule 1995[1][3] Missouri Governor Warren Hearnes with champion mules at 1969 state fair
Aquatic animal Paddlefish
Polyodon spathula
1997[1][4] Paddlefish
Bird Bluebird
Sialia sialis
1927[5] or 1929[1] Bluebird
Dance Square dance
1995[1][6] Square Dance
Dessert Ice cream 2008[1][7] Ice Cream
Dinosaur Hypsibema missouriensis 2004[1][8]
Fish Channel catfish
Ictalurus punctatus
1997[1][9] Channel Catfish
Flower Hawthorn (also known as "red haw" or "wild haw")[1]
Crataegus punctata
1923[10] White Hawthorn
Fossil Crinoid
Delocrinus missouriensis
1989[1][11] Crinoid
Game bird Bobwhite Quail
Colinus virginianus[12]
2007[1] Bobwhite Quail
Grape Norton
Vitis aestivalis
2003[1][13] Norton
Grass Big bluestem
Andropogon gerardii
2007[1][14] Big Bluestem
Holiday Missouri Day
(Third Wednesday in October)
1915[15] Missouri Day is the third Wednesday in October.
Horse Missouri Fox Trotter
Equus ferus caballus
2002[1][16] Missouri Fox Trotter
Insect Honeybee
Apis mellifera
1985[1][17] Honeybee
Invertebrate Crayfish
2007[1][18] Crayfish
Mineral Galena 1967[1][19] Galena
Motto Salus Populi Suprema Lex Esto
(Latin: "Let the welfare of the people be the supreme law.")
1822[20] A 10-cent Saint Louis postage stamp, 1845-46, bears the state seal and motto.
Musical instrument Fiddle 1987[1][21] Fiddle
Reptiles Three-toed box turtle
Terrapene carolina triunguis
2007[1][22] Three-toed Box Turtle
Rock Mozarkite 1967[1][23] Mozarkite
Song "Missouri Waltz" 1949[1][24] Missouri Waltz
Tree Flowering dogwood
Cornus florida
1955[1][25] Flowering Dogwood
Tree nut Eastern black walnut
Juglans nigra
1990[1][26] Eastern Black Walnut

See also[edit]

References[edit]

"State Symbols of Missouri". Office of the Secretary of State, Missouri. Retrieved 2009-06-03. 

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w "Chapter 10". Missouri Revised Statutes. August 28, 2012. Retrieved July 10, 2013. 
  2. ^ "The State Amphibian". Office of the Secretary of the State, Missouri. June 25, 2013. Retrieved 2013-06-25. 
  3. ^ "The State Animal". Office of the Secretary of the State, Missouri. June 25, 2013. Retrieved 2013-06-25. 
  4. ^ "The State Aquatic Animal". Office of the Secretary of the State, Missouri. June 25, 2013. Retrieved 2013-06-25. 
  5. ^ "The State Bird". Office of the Secretary of the State, Missouri. June 25, 2013. Retrieved 2013-06-25. 
  6. ^ "Missouri's American Folk Dance". Office of the Secretary of the State, Missouri. June 26, 2013. Retrieved 2013-06-26. 
  7. ^ "The State Dessert". Office of the Secretary of the State, Missouri. June 25, 2013. Retrieved 2013-06-25. 
  8. ^ "The State Dinosaur". Office of the Secretary of the State, Missouri. June 25, 2013. Retrieved 2013-06-25. 
  9. ^ "The State Fish". Office of the Secretary of the State, Missouri. June 25, 2013. Retrieved 2013-06-25. 
  10. ^ "Missouri's State Floral Emblem". Office of the Secretary of the State, Missouri. June 25, 2013. Retrieved 2013-06-25. 
  11. ^ "The State Fossil". Office of the Secretary of the State, Missouri. June 25, 2013. Retrieved 2013-06-25. 
  12. ^ "The State Game Bird". Office of the Secretary of the State, Missouri. June 25, 2013. Retrieved 2013-06-25. 
  13. ^ "The State Grape". Office of the Secretary of the State, Missouri. June 25, 2013. Retrieved 2013-06-25. 
  14. ^ "The State Grass". Office of the Secretary of the State, Missouri. June 25, 2013. Retrieved 2013-06-25. 
  15. ^ "Missouri Day". Office of the Secretary of the State, Missouri. June 26, 2013. Retrieved 2013-06-26. 
  16. ^ "The State Horse". Office of the Secretary of the State, Missouri. June 25, 2013. Retrieved 2013-06-25. 
  17. ^ "The State Insect". Office of the Secretary of the State, Missouri. June 25, 2013. Retrieved 2013-06-25. 
  18. ^ "The State Invertebrate". Office of the Secretary of the State, Missouri. June 25, 2013. Retrieved 2013-06-25. 
  19. ^ "Missouri's State Mineral". Office of the Secretary of the State, Missouri. June 25, 2013. Retrieved 2013-06-25. 
  20. ^ "The Great Seal of Missouri". Office of the Secretary of the State, Missouri. June 26, 2013. Retrieved 2013-06-26. 
  21. ^ "Missouri's State Musical Instrument". Office of the Secretary of the State, Missouri. June 25, 2013. Retrieved 2013-06-25. 
  22. ^ "The State Reptile". Office of the Secretary of the State, Missouri. June 25, 2013. Retrieved 2013-06-25. 
  23. ^ "Missouri's State Rock". Office of the Secretary of the State, Missouri. June 25, 2013. Retrieved 2013-06-25. 
  24. ^ "Missouri's State Song". Office of the Secretary of the State, Missouri. June 26, 2013. Retrieved 2013-06-26. 
  25. ^ "Missouri's State Tree". Office of the Secretary of the State, Missouri. June 25, 2013. Retrieved 2013-06-25. 
  26. ^ "Missouri's State Tree Nut". Office of the Secretary of the State, Missouri. June 25, 2013. Retrieved 2013-06-25. 

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