Facts about the state of Missouri

State Flag :

State flower :


State Bird :


State Tree :

Flowering Dogwood


State Motto :

Salus populi suprema lex esto
The welfare of the people shall
be the supreme law

  • The name of the state is taken from the Missouri River and is an Algonquian name for a group that lived near the mouth of the river.
  • Jefferson City is the state capital.

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