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SOURCES: Wikipedia: List of U.S. state grasses; Wikipedia: List of U.S. state mottos; John; Wikipedia: List of U.S. state reptiles; Wikipedia: List of U.S. state soils; Wikipedia:...
State grasses > Scientific name Bouteloua gracilis
State grasses > State grass Blue grama
State mottos > Motto Nil sine numine
State Name Colorado
State reptile Western Painted Turtle
State reptile > Binomial nomenclature
Chrysemys picta
subspecies belli
State reptile > Year adopted 2,008
State soil
Seitz
State tree
Colorado Blue Spruce
State tree > Binomial Nomenclature Picea pungens
Symbols > State animal
Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep
Symbols > State bird Lark Bunting
Symbols > State motto
Nil sine Numine (Nothing without Providence)
Traditional abbreviation > Other Col.
U.S. state grasses > Binomial name Bouteloua gracilis
U.S. state grasses > State grass Blue grama
U.S. state insects > Binomial name Hypaurotis crysalus
U.S. state insects > State insect
Colorado Hairstreak Butterfly
U.S. state minerals, rocks, stones and gemstones > State Geological Symbols > Mineral Rhodochrosite (2002)
U.S. state minerals, rocks, stones and gemstones > State Geological Symbols > Rock Yule marble (2004)

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ALTERNATIVE NAMES: CO

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