Official Louisiana State Symbols
Bird: brown pelican
Colors: blue, white and gold
Dog: Catahoula Leopard dog
Flag: The Flag Book of the United States by Whitney Smith, 1970. page 146-7.
Fossil: petrified palmwood
Freshwater fish: white perch
Insect: honeybee (apis mellifera)
Mammal: black bear
Musical Instrument: diatonic accordion, commonly known as the "cajun" accordion
"Give Me Louisiana" by Doralise Fontane
"You Are My Sunshine" by former governor Jimmie Davis, second state song
"State March Song"
"Gifts of the Earth" by Frances LeBeau, official state environmental song
Wildflower: Louisiana iris(Giganticaerulea)
For more information about the state symbol and its adoption contact the State Library of Louisiana, Louisiana section.