List of Michigan state symbols Article

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Location of the state of Michigan in the United States

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

State symbols

Type Symbol Adopted Image
Bird American robin
Turdus migratorius
1931 American Robin
Coat of Arms Coat of Arms of the State of Michigan 1835 [1] The Coat of Arms of the State of Michigan
Fish Brook Trout
Salvelinus fontinalis
1988 [note 1] [2] Brook trout
Flag Flag of the State of Michigan 1911 The Flag of the State of Michigan
Flower Apple Blossom [note 2]
Malus sp.
1897 [2] Sweet crabapple blossom
Fossil Mastodon
Mammut americanum
2002 [2] Mastodon
Game Mammal White-Tailed Deer
Odocoileus virginianus
1997 [2] White-tailed deer
Gem Isle Royale greenstone
1972 [2]
Motto Si quaeris peninsulam amoenam circumspice
( Latin for "If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look about you") [3]
Reptile Painted Turtle
Chrysemys picta
1995 [2] Painted Turtle
Seal Great Seal of the State of Michigan 1835 The Great Seal of the State of Michigan
Soil Kalkaska sand 1990 [2]
Song " My Michigan" website 1937
Stone Petoskey Stone
Hexagonaria pericarnata
1965 [2] Petoskey Stone
Tree Eastern White Pine
Pinus strobus
1955 Eastern White Pine
Wildflower Dwarf Lake Iris
Iris lacustris
1998 [2] Dwarf Lake Iris

Other symbols

  • Michigan state historical society: Historical Society of Michigan [1]
  • United States quarter dollar - Michigan 2004 2004 MI Proof.png

Although Michigan has not adopted a state beverage, most Michigan natives claim that Vernors, a ginger flavored soda, is the state's unofficial beverage due to its wide use to ease common illnesses such as an upset stomach and sore throat other than for normal consumption.[ citation needed]

See also


  1. ^ In 1965, the trout was named the official state fish; this was specified as the brook trout in 1988.
  2. ^ The legislation mentions sweet crabapple (Malus coronaria) as an example.


  1. ^,4670,7-127-1638_8731-22835--,00.html
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Michigan's State Symbols".
  3. ^ Michigan's State Facts

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