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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. (Official shells, or mollusks, and crustaceans are listed under aquatic invertebrates.)

State Species Designation
California lace lichen (Ramalina menziesii) Lichen 2015
California golden chanterelle (Cantharellus californicus) Mushroom 2023
Illinois Penicillium rubens Microbe 2021
Minnesota morel (Morchella esculenta) Mushroom 1984
Oregon Pacific golden chanterelle (Cantharellus formosus) Mushroom 1999
Microbe Brewer’s Yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) 2013
Texas star mushroom (Chorioactis geaster) Mushroom 2021
Utah porcini (Boletus edulis) Mushroom 2023
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