List of Michigan state symbols Information
|Coat of Arms||Coat of Arms of the State of Michigan||1835 |
|1988||In 1965, the trout was named the official state fish; this was specified as the brook trout in 1988. |
|Flag||Flag of the State of Michigan||1911|
|1897 ||A garland of 44 flowers representing the 44 states was made for the World's Columbian Exhibition of 1893 with the Apple Blossom representing Michigan. This inspired Michigan's Legislature to make it official in 1897. |
Isle Royale greenstone
Si quaeris peninsulam amoenam circumspice
( Latin for "If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look about you") 
|Seal||Great Seal of the State of Michigan||1835|
|Soil||Kalkaska soil series||December 1990 |
|Song||" My Michigan"||1937|||
Eastern White Pine
Dwarf Lake Iris
- Butterfly - The Michigan Garden Clubs approach Sate Senator Curtis Hertel (D, East Lansing) about making the butterfly the state insect. Thus in March 2019, Hertel and state Rep. Julie Brixie (D, Meridian Twp.) introduced bills to name the black swallowtail butterfly the state butterfly. The prior year saw the Karner blue butterfly . 
- Insect - In 2018, the monarch butterfly was submitted as the official insect by then Senator Jim Marleau. The lady bug was nominated in 2015. 
- Wildflower - the Michigan Wildflower Association put forth the trillium in 1998 as an alternative to the Dwarf Lake Iris as trillium is rare and primarily grows in Michigan. 
- Song - With the lack of knowledge about "My Michigan" being an official song, " Michigan, My Michigan" of the Civil War-era is often believe to be the official tune for which it was proposed in 2003 to become but failed. "Michigan Man" was proposed in 2014 by Rep. Frank Foster but did not get out of committee.
- The legislation mentions sweet crabapple ('Malus coronaria) as an example.
- Gibbons, Lauren (April 4, 2019). "The surprising stories behind Michigan's state symbols". MLive.com. Retrieved April 4, 2019.
- "Michigan's State Symbols".
- Michigan's State Facts