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Buffalograss

Description

Buffalograss 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.

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Species Data

Seedhead/Flower

spike

Vernation type

rolled

Ligule Type

fringe of hairs; 0.02 - 0.04 inches (0.5 - 1.0 mm) long

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ligule
ligule
Growth Season/Life Cycle

warm season turf or perennial weed

Auricle type

absent

Leaf blade tip shape

sharp-pointed; flat, sparsely hairy, bluish-gray

Leaf blade width

0.04 - 0.12 inches (1 - 3 mm) wide

Stolon Presence

present; stout

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Rhizome Presence

absent

Collar Type

continuous; broad, hairy

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collar
collar
vernation
vernation
vernation
Sheath Margin

open

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