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Kansas State Symbols

Welcome to Kansas! (Continued below)

Nicknames & Slogans
Nicknames Sunflower State, Cyclone State, Grasshopper State, Bleeding Kansas, Jayhawk State, Jayhawker State, Wheat State, Garden State, Garden of the West
Symbols of State
Motto Ad Astra per Aspera
Song Home on the Range 1947
EcoSymbols
Flower native sunflower (Helianthus annuus) 1903
Tree cottonwood (Populus deltoides) 1937
Grass little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium) 2010
Fruit sandhill plum (Prunus angustifolia) 2022
Bird western meadowlark (Sturnella neglecta) 1937
Animal bison (Bison bison) 1955
Reptile ornate box turtle (Terrapene ornata) 1986
Amphibian barred tiger salamander (Ambystoma tigrinum) 1994
Fish channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) 2018
Insect honeybee (Apis mellifera) Redundant Symbol 1976
Mineral galena 2018
Gem jelinite 2018
Rock limestone 2018
Flying Fossil † Pteranodon 2014
Marine Fossil † Tylosaurus 2014
Soil Harney Silt Loam 1990
Cultural Symbols
Firefighter’s Museum Fallen Firefighter’s Memorial 2007
March Here’s Kansas 1992
March The Kansas March 1935
Theater Jayhawk Theater
Language English Redundant Symbol 2007

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