Map of USA TX

Location of the State of Texas in the United States of America

The following is a list of symbols of the U.S. State of Texas.

Official designations and symbols[1]Edit

TypeSymbolDate DesignatedNotes
Flower bluebonnets (Lupinus spp., namely Texas Bluebonnet, L. texensis) March 1901[2]

Texas bluebonnet

state motto "Friendship" 1930 [3]
state nickname The Lone Star State[4] (also The Friendship State)
List of U.S. State Flags "The Lone Star Flag" June 30, 1839
Flag of Texas

flag of Texas

National Seal Seal of the Republic of Texas January 25, 1839
Seal of the Republic of Texas (1836)

Seal of the Republic of Texas

State Seal Seal of the State of Texas December 29, 1845
Seal of Texas

State Seal

Reverse of the State Seal Reverse of the State Seal August 26, 1961
Texas seal reverse

Reverse of the State Seal of Texas

National Coat of Arms Coat of Arms of the Republic of Texas January 25, 1839
Coat of arms of the Republic of Texas

National Coat of Arms

State Coat of Arms Coat of Arms of the State of Texas 1992
State Arms of Texas

State Coat of Arms

National Guard Crest National Guard Crest of the State of Texas February 18, 1924 Texas National Guard crest
state tree Pecan (Carya illinoinensis) 1906

Pecan tree in Abilene, Texas

state soil Houston Black
state bird Northern Mockingbird
Mimus-polyglottos-002 edit


state song Texas, Our Texas 1929
state mammal (small) Nine-banded Armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus)


state mammal (large) Texas longhorn
Texas Longhorn cow

Texas longhorn cow

state mammal (flying) Mexican free-tailed bat
state dog Blue Lacy June 18, 2005
Blue lacy working

Lacy Dog

Other official designationsEdit

TypeSymbolDate DesignatedNotes
State Air ForceCommemorative Air Force
State breadpan de campo
state cooking implement Dutch oven
Dutch Oven -McClures Magazine

1890s Dutch oven

state dinosaurBrachiosaur Sauropod, Pleurocoelus
state dish chili con carne
Bowl of Chili No Beans

Chili con carne

state fiber and fabriccotton

Cotton plant

state fishGuadalupe bass
state folk dance square dance
state fruitTexas red grapefruit
Citrus paradisi (Grapefruit, pink) white bg


state gemTexas blue topaz
state gemstone cut Lone Star Cut[5]
state grassSideoats grama (Bouteloua curtipendula)
Bouteloua curtipendula
state insectmonarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus)
Monarch In May

female monarch butterfly

state moleculebuckyball

Buckyball Buckminsterfullerene C60

state music western swing
musical instrument guitar
Guitar 1
state nut Native pecan


state pepper (native) chiltepin (Capsicum annuum var. glabriusculum)
Chiltepin mexico sonora
state pepper (other)jalapeño
Illustration Capsicum annuum0
state plantprickly pear cactus
Opuntia littoralis var vaseyi 4
state plays Fort Griffin Fandangle, The Lone Star, Texas, Beyond Sundown
state reptile Texas horned lizard (Phrynosoma cornutum), commonly called the "horny toad"
state shelllightning whelk (Busycon perversum pulleyi)
state ship the Battleship USS Texas (BB-35)
USS Texas BB-35
state shrubcrape myrtle (Lagerstroemia indica)
Lagerstroemia indica
state shrub (native)Texas sage (Leucophyllum frutescens))
Leucophyllum frutescens Green Cloud
state slogan"The Friendly State"
state snack tortilla chips and salsa
state sport (individual) rodeo

bull riding at a rodeo

state sport (team) American football
Titans Texans
state stone petrified palmwood
state tartanTexas Bluebonnet Tartan
Texas Bluebonnet Tartan
state pastrystrudel
state vegetable Texas sweet onion
Texas centennial half dollar commemorative obverse

Texas centennial half dollar commemorative.

Pledge to the Texas FlagEdit

Words to the pledge:

Honor the Texas Flag;
I pledge allegiance to thee, Texas,
one state under God,[6]
one and indivisible.


USS Texas 1

USS Texas (BB-35), the oldest remaining dreadnought.

Four ships of the United States Navy and one in the Confederate States Navy have borne the name Texas:

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Texas State Library". Retrieved 07 2006. 
  2. ^ Elliott, Jane (March 22, 2008). "How did bluebonnets become state flower". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved 2008-05-27 
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ list of State Nicknames
  5. ^ State History Guide Texas Symbols, Gemstone Cut: Lone Star Cut
  6. ^ Texas State Library Flag Pledge, Texas State Library

External linksEdit

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