Buffalograss

BuffalograssBouteloua dactyloides (Nutt.) J.T. Columbus

Whole plant

Family : Poaceae

Longevity : Perennial

Origin : Native

Season : Warm

Buffalograss can be found in medium to fine textured soils of the South Texas Plains and Edwards Plateau. It is a short grass reaching a height of 2 to 10 inches. It has both rhizomes and stolons and seperate male and female plants. The male plant has flag-like seedheads rising above the leaves, while the female plant has seeds in a bur-like cluster in the leaves. Buffalograss is drought resistant and flowers from April to December under favorable conditions. It is of fair economic value for wildlife and good for livestock.

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