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The colors green and white represent the colors of the foliage and berries of mistletoe, the floral emblem of Oklahoma.
The Oklahoma state colors of green and white were adopted when Governor R.L. Williams signed Oklahoma House Concurrent Resolution No. 9, on February 2, 1915, minutes after the resolution reached his office.
HCR No. 9 gave limited reasons for adoption of official colors to represent Oklahoma. ie. state custom and the Desire, "in keeping with her sister States,"
WHEREAS, It is a custom of the various States of the Union to adopt colors known as State colors, and,
WHEREAS, The Ohoyohoma Circle, composed of the wives of the members of the Fifth Legislature, present and organized at the capital of the State of Oklahoma, do recommend the adoption of the colors of Green and White as permanent and appropriate colors for the State of Oklahoma.
Therefore, Be it resolved by the House and Senate concurring therein, That the said colors of Green and White be adopted as permanent and appropriate colors for the State of Oklahoma.
* Ohoyohoma is a Choctaw word translated as "women's circle."
The law designating said colors of green and white as the official Oklahoma state colors is found in the Oklahoma Statutes, Title 25, Section 25-93
Title 25. Definitions and General Provisions
§25 93. State colors.
The said colors of green and white be adopted as permanent and appropriate colors for the State of Oklahoma.
Laws 1915, House Concurrent Resolution, No. 9.