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List of U.S. state grasses


List of U.S. state grasses

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


  • Table 1
  • See also 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


State State grass Scientific name Image Year
California Purple needlegrass Nassella pulchra 2004[1]
Colorado Blue grama Bouteloua gracilis 1987
Illinois Big bluestem
(state prairie grass)
Andropogon gerardii 1989
Iowa Bluebunch Wheatgrass Pseudoroegneria spicata 2005
Kansas Little bluestem Schizachyrium scoparium
(Andropogon scoparius)
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

See also


  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'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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