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The Midwest > Missouri > Identification

SOURCES: Wikipedia: List of U.S. state fossils; Wikipedia: List of U.S. state grasses; Wikipedia: List of U.S. state mottos; John; Wikipedia: List of U.S. state reptiles; Wikipedi...
State fossil > Binomial nomenclature Delocrinus missouriensis
State fossil > Common name
Sea lily
State fossil > Year 1,989
State grasses > Scientific name Andropogon gerardii
State grasses > State grass Big Bluestem
State mottos > Motto
Salus populi suprema lex esto
State Name Missouri
State reptile
Three-toed box turtle
State reptile > Binomial nomenclature
Terrapene carolina
subspecies triunguis
State reptile > Year adopted 2,007
State soil
Menfro
State tree Flowering dogwood
State tree > Binomial Nomenclature Cornus florida
Symbols > State animal
Missouri Mule (State animal); Missouri Fox Trotting Horse (State horse)
Symbols > State bird Bluebird
Symbols > State motto
Salus populi suprema lex esto (The welfare of the people shall be the supreme law)
U.S. state insects > Binomial name Apis mellifera
U.S. state insects > State insect
European honey bee
U.S. state minerals, rocks, stones and gemstones > State Geological Symbols > Mineral Galena (1967)
U.S. state minerals, rocks, stones and gemstones > State Geological Symbols > Rock Mozarkite (1967)

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ALTERNATIVE NAMES: MO

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