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The State of Missouri has an official state grass, do you know what it is? It is Big Bluestem and was designtaed the state grass on June 11, 2007.
Big bluestem (Andropogon gerardii) was designated as Missouri’s state grass on June 11, 2007 as a result of efforts by the Fourth Grade class at Truman Elementary School in Rolla. Big bluestem is native to Missouri and occurs throughout the state, with the exception of a few southeastern-most counties. It is a major component of Missouri’s tallgrass prairies where it impressed the first explorers by sometimes growing tall enough to hide a person on horseback. The name “bluestem”comes from the bluish-green color of the leaves and stems that turn an attractive reddish-copper color in autumn. (RSMo 10.150).
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