Big Blue Stem Becomes Missouri States Official Grass

On June 11 2007 Missouri State governor Matt Blunt signed a main legislation calling Big Bluestem the main yard of Missouri State in a ceremony held at a Rolla elementary school.

While this particular yard is often labelled a weed and an invasive kind of grass, it is reported to have some very useful characteristics. The United States Department of Agriculture’s website discusses that helping control disintegration, supplying a place for birds and other animals to nest, and proving to be a good source of food for grazing animals being among the positive attributes of the Big Bluestem grass.
Huge Bluestem Yard

The relocate to formally name Big Bluestem, or Andropogon gerardii, as it is clinically named, stems from R-Rolla Representative Robert Might, who had been pushing to make Huge Bluestem the main Missouri state turf given that he first overheard a group of 4th grade students studying the subject in a discussion class in 2003.

To support this new main identifying, there are likewise bills waiting for signatures to officially name the bobwhite quail as the states official game bird, the crayfish as the states official invertebrate and the three toed box turtle as the states official reptile.

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