Texas State Symbols

Texas State Symbols, Emblems, and Mascots

Texas Symbols, Emblems, and Mascots

Texas sharing a border with Mexico, is one of the largest US states featuring several major cities, large ranches, and rugged plains. This state has more farmland, heads of cattle, and wool produced than any other state. With its well-known cuisines (barbeque and Tex-Mex), cowboy fashions, and live music concerts, Texas offers students an American southwestern experience.

The Republic of Texas achieved its independence from Mexico in 1836, the same year as the famous siege of the Alamo in which pioneers Jim Bowie and Davy Crockett were slain. The "Lone Star State" was the 28th state to join the Union, admitted in 1845. The name Texas is a Spanish name, which comes from an Indian word meaning "friends" or "allies." Texas is the second-largest state in the Union in area, after Alaska. Although it has a wild, frontier history, today Texas is a major producer of oil and has important centers of industry and finance. A Texas state historian has said that the Texas symbol, the state flower, the bluebonnet (Lupinus texensis) and any other variety of bluebonnet Bluebonnet (Lupinus subcarnosus), "is to Texas what the shamrock is to Ireland."

Texas State Symbols contains descriptions and pictures of the state symbols, emblems, and mascots of the state, which can be quickly accessed. This resource guide represents many of Texas state facts such as Texas state symbols, the state flower, the state gemstone, the state insect, the state tree, the state bird, the state animal, the state flag that flies over Texas, and the capital, as well as many more symbols, emblems, and mascots.

Texas State Symbols, Emblems, and Mascots


Symbol Name - (Species)

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Air Force Commemorative Air Force
Confederate Air Force
Amphibian Texas toad
(Bufo speciosus)
Aquarium Texas State Aquarium, Corpus Christi
Artist Artist Listing
Artist Caricature Kid Cardona
Bird Mockingbird
(Mimus polyglottos)
Bison Herd Texas bison herd ad Caprock State Park
Bluebonnet City Ennis
Bluebonnet Festival The Chappell Hill Bluebonnet Festival
Bluebonnet Trail Ennis
Bread Pan De Campo
(Cowboy Bread)
Butterfly Capital Jasper - June 10, 2015
Cooking Implement Cast Iron Dutch Oven
Cotton gin museum Burton Cotton Gin & Museum, Burton
Dinosaur (Old)
Dinosaur (New)
Sauropod Dinosaur (Brachiosaur sauropod, Pleurocoelus) Replaced by
The quadrupedal sauropodi (Paluxysaurus jonesi)
Dish Chili
Dog Breed Blue Lacy
Domino game 42
Epic poem "The Legend of Old Stone Ranch"
Fibre and Fabric Cotton
Fish Guadelupe Bass
(Micropterus treculi)
Flag State Flag
Flower Bluebonnet
(Lupinus texensis) and any other variety of bluebonnet
(Lupinus subcarnosus)
Flower Song "Bluebonnets"
Flying Mammal Mexican Free-tailed Bat
(Tadarida brasiliensis)
Folk Dance Square Dance
Footwear Cowboy boot
Fruit Texas Red Grapefruit
Gemstone Texas Blue Topaz
Gemstone Cut Lonestar Cut
Grass Sideoats gramma
(Bouteloua curtipendula)
Hashtag of Texas Legislature #txlege - June 19, 2015
Hashtag of state of Texas #Texas - June 19, 2015
Hashtag of Texas tourism #TexasToDo - June 19, 2015
Hat Cowboy hat - June 17, 2015
Health Nut Pecan
Hero Earl Campbell
Hero Carl Lewis
Home of "Old Rip-- The Most Famous Horned Toad in Texas." Eastland
Horned lizard capital of Texas Kenedy
Horse American quarter horse
(Equus caballus)
Insect Monarch Butterfly
(Danaus plexippus)
Large Mammal Longhorn
(Bos bos)
Longhorn herd Texas Parks and Wildlife's foundation herd
Motto Friendship
Music Western swing
Musician  Leonardo "Flaco"Jimenez, San Antonio (2014)
Musical Instrument Guitar
Native Pepper Chiltepin
(Capsicum annuum var. aviculare)
Native Shrub Texas Purple Sage
Nicknames Lone Star State - June 19, 2015
Pastries Sopaipilla and Strudel (Expired)
Pepper Jalapeno
(Capsicum annum)
Pie Pecan pie
Plant Prickly Pear Cactus
(genus Opuntia)
Plays (1) "The Lone Star" presented in Galveston Island State Park

(2)"Texas" presented in the Palo Duro Canyon State Park

(3)" Beyond the Sundown" presented at the Texas-Coushatta Indian Reservation

(4)" Fandangle" presented in Shackelford County

Pledge to Flag Pledge to Flag
Poet Laureate James Hoggard, Wichita Falls;
Term: 2000 and 2001 Walt McDonald, Lubboc
Term: 2001 and 2002
Pollinator Western honey bee
(Apis mellifera) - June 10, 2015
Precious metal Silver
Quarter Texas State Quarter
Railroad Texas State Railroad
Reptile Texas Horned Lizard
Rodeo Drill Team Ghostriders
Saltwater Fish Red drum
(Sciaenops ocellatus)
Sea Turtle Kemp's ridley sea turtle
(Lepidochelys kempii)
Seal Great Seal
Shell Lightning Whelk
Ship USS Texas
Shrub Crape Myrtle
(Lagerstroemia indica)
Small Mammal Armadillo
(Dasypus novemcinctus)
Snack Tortilla Chips and Salsa
Song "Texas, Our Texas"
Words by Marsh and Gladys Yoakum Wright
Music by William J. Marsh
Sport Rodeo
Stone Petrified Palmwood
(Palmoxylon sp.)
Symbolic Capitals Symbolic Capitals
(Various )
Tall Ship Elissa
Tartan Texas Bluebonnet Tartan
Tejano Music Hall of Fame The Tejano Music Hall of Fame Museum, Alice
Three-dimensional media Artist

(See Artist)

Mr. Edd Hayes
Tie Bolo tie
Tree Pecan
Two-dimensional media Artist

(See Artist)

Carl Rice Embrey
Vaquero Capital Jim Hogg County - June 17, 2015
Vegetable Sweet Onion
Vehicle Chuckwagon
Waterlily Nymphaea Texas Dawn
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