GRASS

The grass family includes some of the most important staple food plants, including wheat, corn, barley, rice, oats and sorghum.  These plants were some of the earliest cultivated plants. Grasses are also the main source of food for domestic animals, as well as wild herbivores.  Sugar cane and bamboo are also members of the grass family.

Bluebunch wheatgrass (Agropyron spicatum) was designated as the Official Grass of Washington in 1989.

Indian grass (Achnatherum hymenoides) was designated as the Official Grass of Utah in 1990

Indian Grass (Sorghastrum nutans) was designated as the Official Grass of South Carolina in 2001.

Indiangrass was designated as the Official Grass of Oklahoma in 1972.

Sideoats Grama (Bouteloua curtipendula) was designated as the Official Grass of Texas in 1971.

Western Wheat Grass (Agropyron smithii) was designated as the Official Grass of South Dakota in 1970.

Western Wheatgrass was designated as the Official Grass of North Dakota in 1977.

Western Wheatgrass was designated as the Official Grass of Wyoming in 2007.

The state grass of Utah and Nevada is Indian Rice Grass (Oryzopsis hymenoides). It was eaten by Native Americans and early pioneers.

Montana designated Bluebunch Wheatgrass (Agropyron spicatum) as its Official State Grass in 1973.
 

 

Also see: Food Articles and Cooking Tips

You are here > Home

Next

Please feel free to link to any pages of FoodReference.com from your website.
For permission to use any of this content please E-mail: [email protected]
All contents are copyright © 1990 - 2018 James T. Ehler and www.FoodReference.com unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved.  You may copy and use portions of this website for non-commercial, personal use only.
Any other use of these materials without prior written authorization is not very nice and violates the copyright.
Please take the time to request permission.


 

FOOD TRIVIA and FOOD FACTS

FoodReference.com Logo

 

 

 

Popular Pages

Food History Articles
World Cuisine
Pleasures of the Table
Recipe Index

CULINARY SCHOOLS
& COOKING CLASSES

From Amateur & Basic Cooking Classes to Professional Chef Training & Degrees

 

 

Home   |   Articles   |   FOOD TRIVIA   |   Today in Food History   |   Food_Timeline   |   Recipes   |  Cooking_Tips   |   Food Videos   |   Food Quotes   |   Who’s Who   |   Culinary Schools and Tours   |  Food_Trivia_Quizzes   |   Food Poems   |   Free Magazines   |   Food Festivals & Events

FoodReference.com (since 1999)

FOOD TRIVIA and FOOD FACTS SECTION