Buffalo Grass

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BUFFALO GRASS

Buchloe dactyloides - Gramineae, Grass Family


DESCRIPTION: Low growing, sod-forming, dense ground cover; very attractive 

Height: To 6 inches if not mowed 

Flowers: Female greenish-yellow hidden among the leaves. Male whitish-green short spikes rising above 
the leaves.

Fruit: Small inconspicuous seed

Foliage: Evergreen, grass blades gray-green less than 1/8 inch wide and up to 
6 inches long 

Growth rate: Slow

REQUIREMENTS:

Sun: Full sun, tolerates some shade

Soil: Any

Drainage: Good to moderate

Water: Not needed once established

Maintenance: Little needed

Propagation: Seeds, plugs with roots, sod

NATIVE HABITAT: Along road-banks throughout the Lower Rio Grande Valley. 

WILDLIFE USE: Staple food for Texas tortoise. Grazed by white-tailed deer and cotton-tailed rabbits and a resting place for many species of doves.

COMMENTS: Not aggressive; other grasses will overtake. Tolerates foot traffic. Male sterile varieties better looking.


BUFFALO GRASS

 

BUFFALO GRASS

 

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