Does your State have a "State Grass"?

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Does your State have a "State Grass"?

Post by J Kolenovsk » Sun, 12 Jan 2003 22:57:59



Texas is Bouteloua curtipendula, Side-oats grama.

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Does your State have a "State Grass"?

Post by jc » Sun, 12 Jan 2003 23:16:27


No.  But we in AZ have a state butterfly, the Two-tailed Swallowtail.
Officially so designated by our state legislature .2 years who appear to
have lots of free time.    -Olin
 
 
 

Does your State have a "State Grass"?

Post by J. Farnsworth Wallab » Mon, 13 Jan 2003 12:53:21


California has Nassella pulchra as her chosen state grass. I've got
several planted at the entry way to my property. They seem to be growing
very quickly, since I planted them in November.

Alain...USDA 9B...Sunset # 19

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> Texas is Bouteloua curtipendula, Side-oats grama.

> J. Kolenovsky
> http://www.celestialhabitats.com
> http://www.hal-pc.org/~garden
> --
> J Kolenovsky, A+, Network +, MCP
> ??? - http://www.hal-pc.org/~garden/reference.html

 
 
 

Does your State have a "State Grass"?

Post by J Kolenovsk » Mon, 13 Jan 2003 14:43:43


Swallowtails are beautiful.

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> No.  But we in AZ have a state butterfly, the Two-tailed Swallowtail.
> Officially so designated by our state legislature .2 years who appear to
> have lots of free time.    -Olin

--
J Kolenovsky, A+, Network +, MCP
??? - http://www.hal-pc.org/~garden/reference.html
 
 
 

Does your State have a "State Grass"?

Post by J Kolenovsk » Mon, 13 Jan 2003 14:42:39


A very nice grass - Californias best know native bunchgrass, purple
needlegrass occurs over most of the state. Tough basal leaves in this
bunchgrass stay green most of the year. Roots extend down 20 feet and
can tap the soil moisture in a drought so effectively that large, old
plants can out-compete any nearby young plants. Eventually, they space
themselves relatively far apart so that all can survive droughts. Each
year,   mature plants produce a few seeds, shaped like a torpedo. Each
seed has a long, thread-like awn attached, so the seed resembles a
needle and thread. It grows well in dry, clay soils, on hillside and in
forest openings. It thrives in deep, well-drained soils.

Thank you for sharing.

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> California has Nassella pulchra as her chosen state grass. I've got
> several planted at the entry way to my property. They seem to be
> growing very quickly, since I planted them in November.

> Alain...USDA 9B...Sunset # 19


> > Texas is Bouteloua curtipendula, Side-oats grama.

> > J. Kolenovsky
> > http://www.celestialhabitats.com
> > http://www.hal-pc.org/~garden
> > --
> > J Kolenovsky, A+, Network +, MCP
> > ??? - http://www.hal-pc.org/~garden/reference.html

--
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??? - http://www.hal-pc.org/~garden/reference.html
 
 
 

Does your State have a "State Grass"?

Post by J Kolenovsk » Wed, 15 Jan 2003 06:00:09


Quote:

> Texas is Bouteloua curtipendula, Side-oats grama.

> J. Kolenovsky
> http://www.celestialhabitats.com
> http://www.hal-pc.org/~garden
> --
> J Kolenovsky, A+, Network +, MCP
> ??? - http://www.hal-pc.org/~garden/reference.html

--
J Kolenovsky, A+, Network +, MCP
??? - http://www.hal-pc.org/~garden/reference.html
 
 
 

Does your State have a "State Grass"?

Post by ecological » Thu, 16 Jan 2003 10:53:39


British Columbia has ***!
:)

--
John H. Immink

http://www.moonsgarden.com/
Outgoing email scanned by Norton 2002


Texas is Bouteloua curtipendula, Side-oats grama.

J. Kolenovsky
http://www.moonsgarden.com/
http://www.moonsgarden.com/~garden
--
J Kolenovsky, A+, Network +, MCP
??? - http://www.moonsgarden.com/~garden/reference.html

 
 
 

Does your State have a "State Grass"?

Post by J Kolenovsk » Sat, 18 Jan 2003 07:48:34


Early 70's, artist Jamie Brockett sung a song about the "USS Titanic"
and Jack Johnson who carried his "rope" around with him.

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> British Columbia has ***!
> :)

> --
> John H. Immink

> http://www.moonsgarden.com/
> Outgoing email scanned by Norton 2002



> Texas is Bouteloua curtipendula, Side-oats grama.

> J. Kolenovsky
> http://www.moonsgarden.com/
> http://www.moonsgarden.com/~garden
> --
> J Kolenovsky, A+, Network +, MCP
> ??? - http://www.moonsgarden.com/~garden/reference.html

--
J Kolenovsky, A+, Network +, MCP
??? - http://www.moonsgarden.com/~garden/reference.html
 
 
 

Does your State have a "State Grass"?

Post by Thalocea » Sat, 18 Jan 2003 16:04:42


Not only do we have a state grass here in Colorado,  the Blue Grama grass, we
have a state mineral, insect, fossil, folk dance and a plethera of other stuff
you don't want to hear about.

Laura B.

 
 
 

Does your State have a "State Grass"?

Post by TOM KAN » Mon, 20 Jan 2003 05:43:52


<< Subject: Re: Does your State have a "State Grass"?

<< Early 70's, artist Jamie Brockett sung a song about the "USS Titanic" and
Jack Johnson who carried his "rope" around with him. >>
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Great Song!
 
 
 

Does your State have a "State Grass"?

Post by pagh » Mon, 20 Jan 2003 06:03:52


The state grass of Washington is the native bluebunch wheatgrass.

The state flower is a shrub, the Coast Rhododendron

The state insect is the Green Darner Dragonfly

The state fish is the steelhead trout

The state tree is the western hemlock cuz that damned Oregon got first
dibs on the Douglas Fir

The state prehistoric mammal is the Columbian Wooly Mammoth

Our state quarter will be issued in 2007 by the US Mint

The state ship is the President Washington, a dumbass commercial container
ship, while the art deco Kalakala is let to rust away

Someone suspecting this was hillbilly country made the state dance the
squaredance.

State nickname is "the Evergreen state" though it is fast becoming the
"grey concrete stripmalls state." Of related interest, the state "gem" is
petrified wood cuz Washingtonians didn't qute get the meaning of "gem" --
honesty begs the state gem now be changed to "cement."

State fruit is the apple, no particular type, any apple will do, which is
just as well as some ass would've made the grainy & terrible-tasting (but
nice & shiny) Red Delicious if they'd been forced to make it specific.

State Tartan has a green background, with bands of blue for water, white
for mountain peaks, red for apples & cherries, yellow for grains, & black
for the eruption of Mt. St. Helens.

Washington has no State Mammal, but the Sasquatch has often been
suggested. Oregon lists the Sasquatch seriously as officially endangered,
so in case any sasquatch hunter actually spots & shoots one, they'll be in
deep caca for having done so.

The reason there is no state mammal for Washington is because the fight
over whether it should be the Olympic elk or the mountain-beaver got
rather more heated in the legislature than the subject would seem to
require, & so was stalemated, so clowns suggested that the state mammal
should in that case be the clam. Personally I'd've selected the marmot.

This coming year the legislature will be presented with a bill naming the
Orca as the state mammal, but no doubt the beavers & the elks folks will
start fistfights in the ailses again.

The state bird is the Goldfinch, which appears to be headed for extinction
west of the Cascades, so may someday have to revert to the original state
bird selected by school children in 1928, the Meadowlark.

The state folk song is "Roll On Columbia Roll On" --  but some people
insist it is actually Louie Louie, whereas I say it SHOULD be the Acres of
Clams song.

The state song is  different from the state folk song, & hardly anyone
knows even one line from it. It is "Washington My Home," & it goes
something like:

"This is my country so you go away
God gave it to me, not to the Indians
I will protect it, shoot you in the head,
then laugh my ass off (refrain:)
Washington My Home where mountain beavers roam
and how can I stop those heathen Indians digging the clams on my private beach,
for you & me a destiny but only if you're white,
& lets round up Japs while we're at it."

That's closer than anyone likes to admit, & if you ever get to hear anyone
singing it, you'll understand why we also needed "Roll On Columbia."

The state motto is "Never do today what can be put off until tomrrow."
No,that's not it, but it's close; the motto is "Bye and Bye," to be spoken
in Salish, "Alki," usually ennunciated while pointing at a hobo.

Bye,
paghat the ra***

--
"Of what are you afraid, my child?" inquired the kindly teacher.
"Oh, sir! The flowers, they are wild," replied the timid creature.
   -from Peter Newell's "Wild Flowers"
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Does your State have a "State Grass"?

Post by BeckyG » Tue, 21 Jan 2003 00:53:22


And the only reason I knew the state grass of Texas is Sideoats is
that we bought 4 acres of land on a street named Sideoats.  Wonderful
little conversation starter when you write checks!

BeckyGTx