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Kansas State Symbols

Each state in the United States of America is unique. The people and legislature of Kansas have selected the following state symbols to represent their state's individual environment and culture.

The Kansas State Seal

[Image of The Kansas State Seal]

The 50 State Seals

The Kansas State Flag

[Image of The Kansas State Flag]

On a navy blue field is a sunflower, the state flower. Also, the state seal and the words "Kansas".

In the picture of the state seal are thirty-four stars representing the order of statehood. Above the stars is the motto "To the Stars through Difficulties". On the seal, a sunrise overshadows a farmer plowing a field near his log cabin, a steamboat sailing the Kansas River, a wagon train heading west and Native Americans hunting bison.

The 50 State Flags

Other State Symbols

  • Amphibian: Barred Tiger Salamander
  • Bird: Western Meadowlark
  • Fish: Channel Catfish
  • Flower: Wild Sunflower
  • Grass: Little Bluestem
  • Insect: Western Honey Bee
  • Mammal: American Bison
  • Motto: Ad Astra per Aspera (To the Stars Through Difficulties)
  • Nickname: Sunflower State
  • Reptile: Ornate Box Turtle
  • Soil: Harney Silt Loam
  • Song: Home on the Range
  • Tree: Plains Cottonwood

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