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Missouri State Symbols

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

The Missouri State Seal

[Image of The Missouri State Seal]

The 50 State Seals

The Missouri State Flag

[Image of The Missouri State Flag]

Centered on red, white and blue fields is the Missouri State Seal. A blue band encircles it with twenty-four stars representing the number of states in 1821. The stars in the inner circle have the same meaning.

Two huge grizzly bears support the circular shield in the center, which has three parts The motto "United We Stand, Divided we Fall" The right section representing the United States. The left section containing a moon representing a new state and a grizzly bear standing for courage.

The 50 State Flags

Other State Symbols

  • Amphibian: American Bullfrog
  • Animal: Missouri Mule
  • Aquatic Animal: Paddlefish
  • Bird: Bluebird
  • Dinosaur: Hypsibema Missouriense
  • Fish: Channel Catfish
  • Flower: White Hawthorn Blossom
  • Fossil: Crinoid
  • Grass: Big Bluestem
  • Horse: Missouri Fox Trotter
  • Insect: Honeybee
  • Mineral: Galena
  • Musical Instrument: Fiddle
  • Rock: Mozarkite
  • Tree: Flowering Dogwood
  • Tree Nut: Eastern Black Walnut

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