[Buchloe dactyloides (Nutt.) Engelm.]
is a low-growing, perennial, warm-season turfgrass native to the Great Plains
of the U. S. It is not planted in widespread areas in the Carolinas.
Buffalograss is drought tolerant, and requires little fertilization. It is not
adapted to shaded or heavily traveled sites.
of hairs; 0.02 - 0.04 inches (0.5 - 1.0 mm) long
Season / Life Cycle
season turf or perennial weed
Blade Tip Shape
flat, sparsely hairy, bluish-gray
0.12 inches (1 - 3 mm) wide
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© North Carolina State University. This information sheet was prepared
by Arthur H. Bruneau, Bridget R. Lassiter, Gail G. Wilkerson, Emily J.
Erickson, Casey Reynolds, Jenifer J. Reynolds, and Gregory S. Buol. Department
of Crop Science, College of Agriculture & Life Sciences, North Carolina
State University. Prepared April 29, 2008. Available
on-line at www.turffiles.ncsu.edu. This publication was made possible through a
grant provided by the Center for Turfgrass Environmental Research &
Education (CENTERE) whose purpose is to support worthwhile projects that will
benefit both the private sector and the public, and protect the environment.