Quarter (released in 2003)

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

State symbols

Type Symbol Adopted Image
Amphibian American bullfrog
Lithobates 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 cone 1904[1][7]
Ice Cream
Dinosaur Hypsibema missouriensis 2004[1][8]
Endangered species Hellbender salamander
Cryptobranchus alleganiensis
2019[9]
Hellbender
Exercise Jumping jacks 2014[9]
Jumping jacks
Fish Channel catfish
Ictalurus punctatus
1997[1][10]
Channel Catfish
Flower Hawthorn (also known as "red haw" or "wild haw")[1]
Crataegus punctata
1923[11]
White Hawthorn
Football team Kansas City Chiefs (NFL) 2019[12]
Fossil Crinoid
Delocrinus missouriensis
1989[1][13]
Crinoid
Fruit tree Pawpaw tree
Asimina triloba
2019[9]
Pawpaw tree
Game bird Bobwhite Quail
Colinus virginianus[14]
2007[1]
Bobwhite Quail
Grape Norton
Vitis aestivalis
2003[1][15]
Norton
Grass Big bluestem
Andropogon gerardi
2007[1][16]
Big Bluestem
Historical dog Old Drum 2017[9]
Hockey team St. Louis Blues (NHL) 2019[17]
Holiday Missouri Day
(Third Wednesday in October)
1915[18]
Missouri Day is the third Wednesday in October.
Horse Missouri Fox Trotter
Equus ferus caballus
2002[1][19]
Missouri Fox Trotter
Insect Honeybee
Apis mellifera
1985[1][20]
Honeybee
Invertebrate Crayfish
2007[1][21]
Crayfish
Mineral Galena 1967[1][22]
Galena
Motto Salus Populi Suprema Lex Esto
(Latin: "Let the welfare of the people be the supreme law.")
1822[23]
A 10-cent Saint Louis postage stamp, 1845-46, bears the state seal and motto.
Musical instrument Fiddle 1987[1][24]
Fiddle
Reptile Three-toed box turtle
Terrapene carolina triunguis
2007[1][25]
Three-toed Box Turtle
Rock Mozarkite 1967[1][26]
Mozarkite
Song "Missouri Waltz" 1949[1][27]
Missouri Waltz
Tartan "Missouri Tartan" 2019[1][28]
Missouri Tartan
Tree Flowering dogwood
Cornus florida
1955[1][29]
Flowering Dogwood
Tree nut Eastern black walnut
Juglans nigra
1990[1][30]
Eastern Black Walnut
Wonder dog Jim the Wonder Dog 2017[9]

See also

References

"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 x "Chapter 10". Missouri Revised Statutes. August 28, 2012. Archived from the original on October 30, 2013. 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. ^ a b c d e "Chapter 10: State Emblems". Official Website for the Revised Statutes of Missouri. Retrieved 21 February 2021.
  10. ^ "The State Fish". Office of the Secretary of the State, Missouri. June 25, 2013. Retrieved 2013-06-25.
  11. ^ "Missouri's State Floral Emblem". Office of the Secretary of the State, Missouri. June 25, 2013. Retrieved 2013-06-25.
  12. ^ https://www.senate.mo.gov/19info/pdf-bill/intro/SCR4.pdf[bare URL PDF]
  13. ^ "The State Fossil". Office of the Secretary of the State, Missouri. June 25, 2013. Retrieved 2013-06-25.
  14. ^ "The State Game Bird". Office of the Secretary of the State, Missouri. June 25, 2013. Retrieved 2013-06-25.
  15. ^ "The State Grape". Office of the Secretary of the State, Missouri. June 25, 2013. Retrieved 2013-06-25.
  16. ^ "The State Grass". Office of the Secretary of the State, Missouri. June 25, 2013. Retrieved 2013-06-25.
  17. ^ "10.225". revisor.mo.gov. Retrieved 2019-09-16.
  18. ^ "Missouri Day". Office of the Secretary of the State, Missouri. June 26, 2013. Retrieved 2013-06-26.
  19. ^ "The State Horse". Office of the Secretary of the State, Missouri. June 25, 2013. Retrieved 2013-06-25.
  20. ^ "The State Insect". Office of the Secretary of the State, Missouri. June 25, 2013. Retrieved 2013-06-25.
  21. ^ "The State Invertebrate". Office of the Secretary of the State, Missouri. June 25, 2013. Retrieved 2013-06-25.
  22. ^ "Missouri's State Mineral". Office of the Secretary of the State, Missouri. June 25, 2013. Retrieved 2013-06-25.
  23. ^ "The Great Seal of Missouri". Office of the Secretary of the State, Missouri. June 26, 2013. Retrieved 2013-06-26.
  24. ^ "Missouri's State Musical Instrument". Office of the Secretary of the State, Missouri. June 25, 2013. Retrieved 2013-06-25.
  25. ^ "The State Reptile". Office of the Secretary of the State, Missouri. June 25, 2013. Retrieved 2013-06-25.
  26. ^ "Missouri's State Rock". Office of the Secretary of the State, Missouri. June 25, 2013. Retrieved 2013-06-25.
  27. ^ "Missouri's State Song". Office of the Secretary of the State, Missouri. June 26, 2013. Retrieved 2013-06-26.
  28. ^ "Missouri's State Tartan". Missouri Revisor of Statutes. November 21, 2019. Retrieved 2019-11-21.
  29. ^ "Missouri's State Tree". Office of the Secretary of the State, Missouri. June 25, 2013. Retrieved 2013-06-25.
  30. ^ "Missouri's State Tree Nut". Office of the Secretary of the State, Missouri. June 25, 2013. Retrieved 2013-06-25.