Like many states, Minnesota does not have an official state color. Its flag is blue with a gold fringe. The state's official poem, a tribute written in 1985, is titled "Minnesota Blue." The state muffin is the blueberry muffin, designated in 1988 at the request of a third grade class.
The pink and white Lady Slipper became the state flower in 1967. Minnesota's official bird has been the loon since 1961. The Honeycrisp apple is the official fruit, and the morel is the state mushroom. The red or Norway pine is the state's official tree. Milk became Minnesota's official drink in 2004.