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Mistletoe, Oklahoma's state flower
Oklahoma's flag
Oklahoma State Flag
Scissor-Tailed Flycatcher, Oklahoma's state bird
Scissor-Tailed Flycatcher



State Bird:  Scissor-Tailed Flycatcher

State Fish:  The White Bass

State Large Animal:  American Buffalo or Bison

State Reptile:  The Mountain Boomer

State Flower:  Mistletoe

State Wildflower:  Indian Blanket

State Tree:  Redbud

State Colors:  Green and White

State Waltz:  "Oklahoma Wind"

State Soil:  Port Silt Loam

State Musical Instrument:  The Fiddle  

State Song:  "Oklahoma!" from the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical of the same name.

State Rock:  Barite Rose Rock

Motto:  "Labor Omnia Vincit meaning Labor Conquers all things

Origin of State Name:  The name was derived by combining the Choctaw words for red and people.

Nickname for State:  The Sooner StateThe nickname describes land-hungry settlers, who rushed to claim territory opened for settlement.

Nickname for residents:  Oklahomans