Location of the state of Connecticut in the United States of America
Location of the state of Connecticut in the United States of America

The following is a list of symbols of the U.S. state of Connecticut. Symbols are found in Chapter 33, Sections 3.105–110 of the General Statutes of Connecticut,[1] and are listed in the Connecticut State Register and Manual.[2]

State insignia

Type Symbol Year Image
Coat of arms The Coat of arms of Connecticut 1931
Coat of arms of Connecticut.svg
Flag White shield with three grapevines on a field of azure blue, with a banner below the shield depicting the state motto. 1897
Flag of Connecticut
Motto Qui Transtulit Sustinet
(He Who Transplanted Still Sustains)
Seal The Great seal of the state of Connecticut 1784
Connecticut state seal


Type Symbol Year Image
Children's state flower Michaela Petit's Four-O’Clocks
(Mirabilis jalapa)
Mountain laurel
Flower Mountain laurel
(Kalmia latifolia)
Mountain laurel
Tree Charter Oak
(White oak Quercus alba)
Charter Oak


Type Symbol Year Image
Bird American robin
(Turdus migratorius)
American Robin
Dinosaur Dilophosaurus 2017
American Robin
Fish American shad
(Alosa sapidissima)
American Shad
Insect European mantis, or praying mantis
(Mantis religiosa)
European Mantis
Animal Sperm whale
(Physeter macrocephalus)
Sperm whale
Shellfish Eastern oyster
(Crassostrea virginica)
Eastern Oyster


Type Symbol Year Image
Fossil Eubrontes giganteus 1991
Mineral Garnet
(Almandine garnet)


Type Symbol Year Image
Aircraft F4U Corsair 2005
F4U Corsair
Pioneering aircraft Gustave Whitehead's No. 21 2017
F4U Corsair
Cantata "The Nutmeg" 2003
Composer Charles Ives[notes 1] 1991
Charles Ives
Flagship and
Tall Ship Ambassador
Freedom Schooner Amistad 2003
Freedom Schooner Amistad
Folk Dance Square Dance 1995
Square Dance
Hero Nathan Hale 1985
Nathan Hale
Heroine Prudence Crandall 1995
Prudence Crandall
Poet Laureate Margaret Gibson 1985
Polka Ballroom polka 2013
Ship USS Nautilus (SSN-571) 1983
USS Nautilus
Song Yankee Doodle 1978
Yankee Doodle
Second song Beautiful Connecticut Waltz 2013
Tartan Connecticut state tartan 1995
Troubadour Connecticut State Troubadour 1991


  1. ^ Jacob Druckman was named State Composer Lareate in 1993; he died in 1996.

See also


  1. ^ "Chapter 33. Secretary", General Statutes of Connecticut, retrieved 2019-06-06
  2. ^ Connecticut State Register and Manual (PDF), Secretary of the State, 2018, pp. 819–835, retrieved 2019-06-06