List of Oklahoma state symbols

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Location of the state of Oklahoma in the United States of America

This is a list of Oklahoma's state symbols, including official and unofficial. The official symbols are codified by statute. Many of the unofficial symbols are defined by Oklahoma Senate or House of Representative resolutions.

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State symbols

Indian blanket (Gaillardia pulchella) is Oklahoma's official state wildflower. BlanketFlowerGaillardiapulchellaTexas.jpg
Indian blanket (Gaillardia pulchella) is Oklahoma's official state wildflower.
Senate Concurrent Resolution 101 (1972) designated the buffalo (Bison bison) as Oklahoma's state mammal. American bison k5680-1.jpg
Senate Concurrent Resolution 101 (1972) designated the buffalo (Bison bison) as Oklahoma's state mammal.
In 1979, the Oklahoma State Senate named the 76-foot-tall (23 m) Golden Driller as the state monument (SCR23, 1979). GoldenDriller.jpg
In 1979, the Oklahoma State Senate named the 76-foot-tall (23 m) Golden Driller as the state monument (SCR23, 1979).
Flora
Floral emblem Mistletoe 25 O.S.3§92, 1893
Fruit Strawberry 25 O.S.3§98.10, 2005
Wildflower Indian blanket (Gaillardia pulchella)25 O.S.3§92.1, 1986
Tree Redbud (Cercis canadensis)25 OS § 97, 1937 (moved to 2 OS § 16-69, 2001)
Grass Indian grass (Sorghastrum nutans)SCR72, 1972
Flower Oklahoma rose25 O.S.3§92, 2004
Vegetable Watermelon 25 OS § 98.15,2007
Fauna
Bird Scissor-tailed flycatcher (Muscivora forficata)25 O.S.3§98, 1951
Reptile Collared lizard (mountain boomer Crotaphytus collaris)HCR1009, 1969
Mammal Buffalo (Bison bison)SCR101, 1972
Fish White bass (sand bass Morone chrysops)25 O.S.3§98.2, 1974
Furbearer animal Common raccoon (Procyon lotor)SCR25, 1989
Insect European honey bee (Apis mellifera)SCR75, 1992
Game animal White-tail deer (Odocoileus virginians)SCR24, 1990
Game bird Wild turkey (Meleagris gallopavo)25 O.S.3§98.13,1990
Butterfly Black swallowtail (Papilio polyxenes)HB2082, 1996
Amphibian Bullfrog (Rana catesbeiana)HCR1026, 1997
Fossil Saurophaganax maximus 25 O.S.3§98.6, 2000
Flying mammal Mexican free-tailed bat (Tadarida brasiliensis)25 O.S.3§98.11, 2006
Dinosaur Acrocanthosaurus atokensis 25 O.S.3§98.14, 2006
Raptor Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)HB2997, 2018
Music
Waltz "Oklahoma Wind"SR42, 1982
Anthem "Oklahoma!"
lyrics: Oscar Hammerstein II
music: Richard Rodgers
25 O.S.3§94.1, 1953
Folk song"Oklahoma Hills"
by Woody Guthrie
and Jack Guthrie
25 O.S.3§94.8, 2001
Musical instrument Fiddle SCR25, 1984
Country and western song "Faded Love"
by John Willis
and Bob Wills
SCR65, 1988
Folk dance Square dance SCR111, 1988
Percussive musical instrument Drum 25 O.S.3§98.3, 1993
Children's song"Oklahoma, My Native Land"
by Martha Kemm Barrett
HB3000, 1996
Western bandThe Sounds of the SouthwestHCR1053, 1997
Inspirational Song"I Can Only Imagine"
by MercyMe
HB3473, 2018
Other
Language EnglishState Question 751
Cartoon character GUSTY 25 O.S.3§98.9, 2005
Colors Green and white 25 O.S.3§93, 1915
Rock Rose rock (Barite rose)25 O.S.3§98.1, 1968
State monument Golden Driller SCR23, 1979
Theatre Lynn Riggs Players of Oklahoma, Inc.53 OS § 81
Poem "Howdy Folks" by David Randolph MilstenHCR7, 1941
Pin "OK" pinSCR36, 1982
Beverage Milk SCR2, 1985
Soil Port Silt Loam Cumulic haplustollsHJR1014, 1987
Meal Oklahoma state meal:
fried okra,
squash,
cornbread,
barbecued pork,
biscuits,
sausage and gravy,
grits,
corn,
strawberries,
chicken fried steak,
pecan pie,
and black-eyed peas.
HCR 1083, 1988
Poet laureate Biennial gubernatorial appointment1994
Tartan Oklahoma TartanHCR1025, 1999
Stamp Oklahoma Statehood Stamp which celebrates the 100th birthday of Oklahoma's entry into the Union, November 16, 1907Issued by the United States Postal Service

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