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Lady's Slipper

Lady's Slipper



Minnesota's flag

Minnesota State Flag

Common Loon

Common Loon

State Bird: Common Loon

State Fish: Walleye

State Flower: Pink and White Lady's Slipper

State Tree: Norway Pine

State Mushroom: Morel

State Grain: Wild Rice

State Muffin: Blueberry

State Gemstone: Lake Superior Agate

State Drink: Milk

State Song: "Hail! Minnesota"

Motto: "The Star of the North"

Origin of State Name: The name comes from a Sioux word meaning "cloudy water" that was applied to the Minnesota River.

Nickname for State: The Land of 10,000 Lakes. The state's nickname is actually an understatement, because Minnesota has more than 15,000 lakes.

Nickname for residents: Minnesotans