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Indian Ricegrass

Nevada State Grass

Indian ricegrass; photo by P. Bovin, National Park Service (used by permission).

Official State Grass of Nevada

Nevada designated Indian ricegrass (Oryzopsis hymenoides) as the official state grass in 1977. All State Grasses

A tough native grass that grows throughout Nevada, Indian ricegrass was once a food source for Native Americans in Nevada, it now provides food for wildlife and range livestock.