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The following is a list of official U.S. state grass.

State State grass Scientific name Image Year
adopted
Alabama None [1]
California Purple Needlegrass Nassella pulchra Nassellapulchra.jpg 2004[2]
Colorado Blue grama Bouteloua gracilis Bouteloua gracilis.jpg
Illinois Big Bluestem
(state prairie grass)
Andropogon gerardii Andropogon gerardii.jpg 1989
Minnesota Wild rice
(state grain)
Zizania aquatica WildRice23.jpg
Missouri Big Bluestem Andropogon gerardii Andropogon gerardii.jpg 2007[3]
Montana Bluebunch wheatgrass Agropyron spicatum No Image Available
Nebraska Little bluestem Schizachyrium scoparium
(Andropogon scoparius)
Andropogon scoparius.jpg
Nevada Indian ricegrass Oryzopsis hymenoides White Sands vegetation in cryptobiotic crust.jpg
New Mexico Blue grama Bouteloua gracilis Bouteloua gracilis.jpg
North Dakota Western Wheatgrass Pascopyrum smithii
(Agropyron smithii)
Pascopyrum smithii.jpg
Oklahoma Indian Grass Sorghastrum nutans Sorghastrum nutans.jpg
South Carolina Indian Grass Sorghastrum nutans Sorghastrum nutans.jpg 2001
South Dakota Western Wheatgrass Agropyron smithii Pascopyrum smithii.jpg
Texas Sideoats grama Bouteloua curtipendula Bouteloua curtipendula.jpg 1971
Utah Indian ricegrass Oryzopsis hymenoides White Sands vegetation in cryptobiotic crust.jpg 1990[4]
Washington Bluebunch wheatgrass Agropyron spicatum No Image Available [5]
Wyoming Western Wheatgrass Agropyron smithii Pascopyrum smithii.jpg

See also

References

  1. ^ "Alabama Emblems, Symbols and Honors". Alabama Department of Archives & History. 2006-04-20. http://www.archives.state.al.us/emblems/emblems.html. Retrieved 2007-03-20.  
  2. ^ "California State Library - History and Culture - State Symbols". http://www.library.ca.gov/history/symbols.html. Retrieved 2008-07-14.  
  3. ^ "Big bluestem is now state’s official grass". 2007-06-12. http://www.columbiatribune.com/2007/Jun/20070612News016.asp. Retrieved 2008-07-14.  
  4. ^ Utah State Grass - Indian Ricegrass from pioneer.utah.gov "Pioneer - Utah's Online Library" page. Retrieved on 2008-09-08
  5. ^ "Symbols of Washington State". Washington State Legislature. http://www1.leg.wa.gov/Legislature/StateSymbols/. Retrieved 2007-03-11.  
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