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List of U.S. state grasses

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

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State State grass Scientific name Image Year
adopted
California Purple needlegrass Nassella pulchra   2004[1]
Colorado Blue grama Bouteloua gracilis   1987
Illinois Big bluestem
(state prairie grass)
Andropogon gerardii   1989
Iowa None None
Kansas Little bluestem Schizachyrium scoparium
(Andropogon scoparius)
  2010
Minnesota Wild rice
(state grain)
Zizania aquatica  
Missouri Big bluestem Andropogon gerardii   2007[2]
Montana Bluebunch wheatgrass Agropyron spicatum  
Nebraska Little bluestem Schizachyrium scoparium
(Andropogon scoparius)
 
Nevada Indian ricegrass Oryzopsis hymenoides  
New Mexico Blue grama Bouteloua gracilis  
North Dakota Western wheatgrass Pascopyrum smithii
(Agropyron smithii)
 
Oklahoma Indian grass Sorghastrum nutans  
South Carolina Indian grass Sorghastrum nutans   2001
South Dakota Western wheatgrass Agropyron smithii  
Texas Sideoats grama Bouteloua curtipendula   1971
Utah Indian ricegrass Oryzopsis hymenoides   1990[3]
Washington Bluebunch wheatgrass Agropyron spicatum   [4]
Wyoming Western wheatgrass Agropyron smithii  

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "California State Library - History and Culture - State Symbols". Retrieved 2008-07-14.
  2. ^ "Big bluestem is now state's official grass".
  3. ^ Utah State Grass - Indian Ricegrass from pioneer.utah.gov "Pioneer - Utah's Online Library" page. Retrieved on 2008-09-08
  4. ^ "Symbols of Washington State". Washington State Legislature. Archived from the original on 2007-03-05. Retrieved 2007-03-11.