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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 Andropogon gerardii
State grasses > State grass
Big Bluestem
(state prairie grass)
State mottos > Motto
State sovereignty, national union
State Name Illinois
State reptile Painted Turtle
State reptile > Binomial nomenclature Chrysemys picta
State reptile > Year adopted 2,005
State soil
Drummer
State soil > Year adopted 2,001
State tree White oak
State tree > Binomial Nomenclature Quercus alba
Symbols > State animal White-tailed Deer
Symbols > State bird Cardinal
Symbols > State motto
State sovereignty, national union
Traditional abbreviation > Other Ills.
U.S. state grasses > Binomial name Andropogon gerardii
U.S. state grasses > State grass
Big Bluestem (designated "state prairie grass")
U.S. state insects > Binomial name Danaus plexippus
U.S. state insects > State insect Monarch Butterfly
U.S. state minerals, rocks, stones and gemstones > State Geological Symbols > Mineral Fluorite

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ALTERNATIVE NAMES: IL

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13th March 2007
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