The Sunflower State

Kansas State Nickname



Sunflower; photo by Philip Chapman-Bell on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / share alike).

Official State Nickname of Kansas

The official nickname for Kansas is "The Sunflower State." The sunflower is also the official state flower of Kansas and appears on the state flag and the Kansas quarter.

Kansas is also called  The JayHawker State, The Wheat State, and The Breadbasket of the WorldAll State Nicknames



Center design on the flag of Kansas; public domain image on Wikipedia.

Center design on Kansas state flag

Kansas became the 34th state in 1861. The Kansas quarter features an American buffalo (official state animal) and sunflowers (state flower of Kansas); public domain image on Wikipedia. All State Quarters

Kansas quarter

Kansas USA (public domain image).

Kansas USA


Growing Sunflowers