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Buchloe dactyloides

Scientific Name: Buchloe dactyloides

Common Name: Buffalograss

Buffalograss is a warm season grass that requires as little as one and a half inches of range per month to survive. It can grow between 3-12 inches if left unmowed and curly leaf blades, slender stems, and a compact seed head. It requires full sun to grow but can adapt and survive in very dry soil. In fact, Buffalograss does best in a clay loam.

Buffalograss is most commonly found throughout the plains and into the eastern Rocky Mountain region. Buffalograss became very popular in the late 1980s because of its drought tolerant characteristics.