The State dog is the Catahoula Leopard which is a cross between the Catahoula Indian domestic dog and the Spanish war dog of the 1500's. It has unusual glassy eyes, webbed feet, spotted coat and is gentle with children.
The State Flower is the extremely fragrant bloom of the Magnolia tree which is an evergreen tree.
The State Tree is the Bald Cypress whose shape depends on the amount and duration of flooding. It's branches have feathery patterned leaves in flat planes.
The State seal was adopted in 1902. The Louisiana Motto of Union, Justice, and Confidence, surrounds a Mother Pelican who is tearing at her breasts to feed it's young.
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