This is a list of the officially designated symbols of the U.S. state of New Mexico. Most such designations are found in §12.3 of the New Mexico Statutes. The majority of the items in the list are officially recognized after a law is passed by the state legislature. New Mexico is the first state to adopt a state question: "Red or green?"
Motto, nickname, slogan, question, and answer 
- ^ Crescit eundo was added to the territorial seal in 1882. This change was officially adopted by the legislature in 1887.
- ^ "Land of Enchantment" was first coined by Lillian Whiting in a book on the state in 1906. The slogan later appeared on New Mexico license plates in 1941; a trademark was obtained by the state in 1947. It was not until June 18, 1999 that the phrase was adopted as the official nickname.
- ^ The official state question refers to a question commonly heard at restaurants, where waiters will ask customers "red or green?" in reference to which kind of chili pepper or "chile sauce" the customers wants served with their meal.
- ^ Santa Fe is the longest serving capital in the United States, since 1610.
- ^ No species name is listed in state statutes, however the New Mexico Centennial Blue Book from 2012 references the Soaptree Yucca (Yuca elata) as one of the more widespread species in New Mexico.
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