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Misc. Organisms

Below is a list of organisms adopted as state symbols that don’t fit into any of our more popular categories.

List of State Nicknames
State Species Designation
California lace lichen (Ramalina menziesii) Lichen 2015
Delaware horseshoe crab (Limulus polyphemus) Marine Animal 2002
Hawaii black coral (Antipathidae) Gem 1987
Minnesota morel (Morchella esculenta) Mushroom 1984
Oregon Pacific golden chanterelle (Cantharellus formosus) Mushroom 1999
Microbe Brewer’s Yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) 2013
South Carolina Carolina wolf spider (Hogna carolinensis) Spider 2000
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