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

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Official designations and symbols[1]

Type Symbol Date Designated Notes
Flower bluebonnets (Lupinus spp., namely Texas Bluebonnet, L. texensis) March 1901[2]
Texas bluebonnet
state motto "Friendship"
state nickname The Lone Star State[3] also The Friendship State
state tree Pecan (Carya illinoinensis) 1906
Pecan tree in Abilene, Texas
state soil Houston Black
state bird Northern Mockingbird
mockingbird
state song Texas Our Texas 1929
state mammal (small) Nine-banded Armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus)
armadillo
state mammal (large) Texas longhorn
Texas longhorn cow
state mammal (flying) Mexican free-tailed bat
Mexican free-tailed bat
state dog Blue Lacy June 18, 2005
Lacy Dog

Other official designations

Type Symbol Date Designated Notes
State Air Force Commemorative Air Force
State bread pan de campo
state cooking implement Dutch oven
1890s Dutch oven
state dinosaur Brachiosaur Sauropod, Pleurocoelus
state dish chili con carne
Pot-o-chili.jpg
state fiber and fabric cotton
Cotton plant
state fish Guadalupe bass
state folk dance square dance
state fruit Texas red grapefruit
grapefruit
state gem Texas blue topaz
state gemstone cut Lone Star Cut[4]
state grass Sideoats grama (Bouteloua curtipendula)
Bouteloua curtipendula.jpg
state insect monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus)
female monarch butterfly
state molecule buckyball
Buckyball Buckminsterfullerene C60
musical instrument guitar
Guitar 1.jpg
state nut Native pecan
Pecans
state pepper (native) chiltepin (Capsicum annuum var. glabriusculum)
Chiltepin mexico sonora.jpg
state pepper (other) jalapeño
Illustration Capsicum annuum0.jpg
state plant prickly pear cactus
Opuntia littoralis var vaseyi 4.jpg
state plays Fort Griffin Fandangle, The Lone Star, Texas, Beyond Sundown
state reptile Texas horned lizard (Phrynosoma cornutum), commonly called the "horny toad"
Phrynosoma-cornutum.jpg
state shell lightning whelk (Busycon perversum pulleyi)
Welk2.jpg
state ship the Battleship USS Texas (BB-35)
USS Texas BB-35.jpg
state shrub crape myrtle (Lagerstroemia indica)
Lagerstroemia indica.jpg
state shrub (native) Texas sage (Leucophyllum frutescens))
Leucophyllum frutescens Green Cloud.jpg
state slogan "Don't Mess With Texas"
state snack tortilla chips and salsa
state sport (individual) rodeo
bull riding at a rodeo
state sport (team) American football
Titans Texans.jpg
state stone petrified palmwood
state tartan Texas bluebonnet tartan
state pastry sopaipilla, strudel
state vegetable Texas sweet onion
Texas centennial half dollar commemorative.

Pledge to the Texas Flag

Words to the pledge:

Honor the Texas Flag;
I pledge allegiance to thee, Texas,
one state under God,[5]
one and indivisible.

Ships

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 also

References

  1. ^ "Texas State Library". http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/ref/abouttx/symbols.html. Retrieved 07 2006.  
  2. ^ Elliott, Jane (March 22, 2008), "How did bluebonnets become state flower", Houston Chronicle, http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/life/main/5640669.html, retrieved 2008-05-27  
  3. ^ 50states.com list of State Nicknames
  4. ^ State History Guide Texas Symbols, Gemstone Cut: Lone Star Cut
  5. ^ Texas State Library Flag Pledge, Texas State Library

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