List of U.S. state grasses

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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 Nassellapulchra.jpg 2004[1]
Colorado Blue grama Bouteloua gracilis Bouteloua gracilis.jpg
Illinois Big bluestem
(state prairie grass)
Andropogon gerardii Andropogon gerardii.jpg 1989
Kansas Little bluestem Schizachyrium scoparium
(Andropogon scoparius)
Little Bluestem.jpg 2010
Minnesota Wild rice
(state grain)
Zizania aquatica WildRice23.jpg
Missouri Big bluestem Andropogon gerardii Andropogon gerardii.jpg 2007[2]
Montana Bluebunch wheatgrass Agropyron spicatum Pseudoroegneria spicata 01.jpg
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 NRCS-2o.jpg
Oklahoma Indian grass Sorghastrum nutans Sorghastrum nutans EPA-2.jpg
South Carolina Indian grass Sorghastrum nutans Sorghastrum nutans EPA-2.jpg 2001
South Dakota Western wheatgrass Agropyron smithii Pascopyrum smithii NRCS-2o.jpg
Texas Sideoats grama Bouteloua curtipendula Bouteloua curtipendula.jpg 1971
Utah Indian ricegrass Oryzopsis hymenoides White Sands vegetation in cryptobiotic crust.jpg 1990[3]
Washington Bluebunch wheatgrass Agropyron spicatum Pseudoroegneria spicata 01.jpg [4]
Wyoming Western wheatgrass Agropyron smithii Pascopyrum smithii NRCS-2o.jpg

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References[edit]

  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. 

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