The U.S. state of Iowa official symbols follow, as designated by the Iowa Legislature and listed in the Iowa Official Register:[1]

State symbols

Type Symbol Notes Adopted Image
Bird American Goldfinch Spinus tristis (synonym: Carduelis tristis) 1933
Flag Flag of Iowa Specified in Iowa Code - Title I Chapter IB[2] 1921
Flower Wild Rose No one species is established by the legislature, but the wild prairie rose (Rosa arkansana — synonym: Rosa pratincola) is most often used. 1897
Rock Geode 1967 Geode
Seal Seal of Iowa Includes the state motto: "Our liberties we prize, and our rights we will maintain.", specified in Iowa Code - Title I Chapter IA[3] 1847
Song "The Song of Iowa" by S.H.M. Byers
Tree Oak No species or variety designated 1961


  1. ^ "Iowa Profile", Iowa Official Register (PDF), Iowa General Assembly Legislative Services Agency, Glen Dickinson, Director, 2017–2018, pp. 387–392, retrieved 2019-12-09
  2. ^ "State flag" (PDF), Iowa Code - 2020 Title I Chapter IB, retrieved 2019-12-09
  3. ^ "Great Seal of Iowa" (PDF), Iowa Code - 2020 Title I, retrieved 2019-12-09