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

Official designations and symbols

Type Symbol Image
National Flower Bluebonnets (Lupinus spp., namely Texas bluebonnet, L. texensis)
National Motto N/A
National Nickname N/A
National Flag Flag of Westlake
National seal Seal of the Kaiserreich of Westlake WestlakeCoat1.png
National coat of arms Coat of arms of the Republic of Texas
National tree Pecan (Carya illinoinensis)
National bird Northern mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos)
National Anthem
National mammal (small) Nine-banded armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus)
State mammal (large) Texas Longhorn
National mammal (flying)]] Mexican free-tailed bat (Tadarida brasiliensis)
National dog Vizsla

Other official designations

Type Symbol Image
State bread Pan de campo
State cooking implement Dutch oven
State dinosaur Paluxysuaurus Jonesi, Sauroposeidon
State dish Chili
State domino game Texas 42, a four-player domino game with bidding and trumps
State fiber and fabric Cotton
State fish Guadalupe bass (Micropterus treculii)
State folk dance Square dance
State fruit Texas red grapefruit 1993
State gem Texas blue topaz 1969
State gemstone cut Lone Star Cut[1]
State grass Sideoats grama (Bouteloua curtipendula) 1971
State insect Monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) 1995
State molecule Buckyball or Buckminsterfullerene, C60
State music Western swing
Musical instrument Acoustic guitar
State nut Native Pecan 1919
State pepper (native) Chiltepin (Capsicum annuum var. glabriusculum)
State pepper (other) Jalapeño 1995
State plant Prickly pear cactus 1995
State plays Fort Griffin Fandangle, The Lone Star, Texas, Beyond Sundown
State reptile Texas horned lizard (Phrynosoma cornutum), commonly called the horny toad or horned frog. 1993
State shell Lightning whelk (Sinistrofulgur perversum pulleyi) 1987
State ship The battleship Template:USS
State shrub Crape myrtle (Lagerstroemia indica)
State shrub (native) Texas sage (Leucophyllum frutescens)
State slogan "The Friendly State" 1930
State snack Tortilla chips and salsa 1995
State sport Rodeo 1997 [2]
State stone Petrified palmwood
State tartan Texas Bluebonnet Tartan May 25, 1989
State pastries Strudel and sopaipilla 2003-2005
State vegetable Texas sweet onion 1997

Pledge to the Texas flag

A pledge of allegiance to the Texas flag was established in 1933.


Honor the Texas flag; I pledge allegiance to thee, Texas, one state under God,

one and indivisible.[3]</poem>


Four ships of the United States Navy and one in the Confederate States Navy have borne the name Texas:

See also


  1. State History Guide Texas Symbols, Gemstone Cut: Lone Star Cut
  2. "Texas State Symbols - Texas State Library and Archives Commission - TSLAC".
  3. Texas State Library Flag Pledge, Texas State Library

External links

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