The State Flag of Oklahoma

honors more than 60 groups of Native Americans and their ancestors.  The blue field signifies devotion and the shield, made of buffalo hide and decorated with eagle feathers, symbolizes defensive or protective warfare.  The olive branch and peace pipe, or calumet which lie across the shield betoken love of peace and a united people.  Crosses on the shield are Native American signs for stars, representing high ideals.  The present flag, designed by Louise Fluke, dates from 1925. 

Button is embroidered fabric.

The Oklahoma Rose

is a hybrid tea rose developed in 1964 at Oklahoma State University.  It became the State flower in 2004.

   Button is Shibyama.

The Scissortail flycatcher

is the state bird of Oklahoma.  These handsome birds are spirited defenders of their territory against crows, hawks, and other predators, and feed upon insects.  The male performs aerial acrobatic feats during courtship, even reverse summersaults.  The Scissortail was declared the State bird in 1951.

The button is transfer-printer fabric.

The Wild Turkey

was named the state game bird of Oklahoma in 1990.  The stately wild turkey is found in nearly all parts of the state.

The button is Arita porcelain.


is the floral emblem  of Oklahoma.

The Women’s Congress at the 1893 Columbian World’s Exposition proposed that each state should select a unique floral emblem to represent the State at the Exposition.  This idea evolved into the concept of a National Garland of Flowers.  Oklahoma was not a state at that time, but citizens were serious about statehood.  In 1893, mistletoe was chosen as the State flower of Oklahoma because it served to decorate settlers’ graves when no other flowers were available.  And the green color throughout winter symbolized the perseverance of early settlers.  The green of its foliage and the white of its berries inspired the official colors of Oklahoma.                              

Button is brass over pearl.