The state flag was
adopted in 1927 and modified in 1963. Above the state seal is the
state crest—a twisted blue and gold bar with a sunflower, the
state flower. The bar's colors represent the Louisiana Purchase.
On the state seal, adopted in 1861, the rising sun represents the
East, from where most Kansas settlers came. The 34 stars stand for
Kansas as the 34th state. The farmer plowing and the settlers'
cabin symbolize the future prosperity of the state through
Kansas leads all the states of the United States in wheat
production. In early summer, the vast wheat fields on the state's
prairies look like golden seas of grain. Busy mills throughout
Kansas grind wheat into flour, to be shipped to the world's
bakers. Kansas has been called the Wheat State and the Breadbasket