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List of Illinois state symbols

This is a list of official symbols for the U.S. state of Illinois:

State symbols

Illinois centennial flag
Type Symbol Image Law Year adopted
Amphibian Eastern tiger salamander
(Ambystoma tigrinum)
Bird Northern cardinal
(Cardinalis cardinalis)
Butterfly Monarch butterfly
(Danaus plexippus)
Folk dance Square dance 1990[2]
Fish Bluegill
(Lepomis macrochirus)
Flower Violet
(Viola sororia)
Purple violet 1908
Snack food Popcorn
(Zea mays averta)
Fruit Gold Rush Apple
(Malus domestica)
Fossil Tully monster
(Tullimonstrum gregarium)
Prairie grass Big bluestem
(Andropogon gerardii)
Animal White-tailed deer
(Odocoileus virginianus)
Mineral Fluorite
(Calcium fluoride)
Motto State sovereignty, national union
  • Land of Lincoln (official)
  • Prairie State
  • The Corn State
  • The Sucker State
  • Garden of the West
Reptile Painted turtle
(Chrysemys picta)
  • Mile After Magnificent Mile
  • Right Here. Right Now.
Soil Drummer silty clay loam
(mesic Typic Endoaquoll)
Song "Illinois" 1925
Tree White oak
(Quercus alba)

See also

Notes and references

  1. ^ a b "State Symbols". Retrieved January 24, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Illinois official Dance". State Symbols. Illinois State museum. 
  3. ^ 5 ILCS 460/ State Designations Act
  4. ^ "State fruit". (5 ILCS 460/57). Retrieved 4 December 2008. 
  5. ^ "Illinois". Illinois State Symbols & Emblems. Retrieved 2007-04-29. 
  6. ^ "Illinois State Soil Profile". State Soils. Retrieved 4 December 2008. 

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