Common Name: buffalograss
Species: Buchloe dactyloides (Nutt.) Engelm.
Bayer Code: BUCDA

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.
buffalograss
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buffalograss ligule
buffalograss stolon
buffalograss hairy ligules
buffalograss hairs at collar
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CharacteristicTypeDescription
Seedhead / Flower spike 
Vernation Type rolled 
Ligule Type fringe of hairs0.02 - 0.04 inches (0.5 - 1.0 mm) long
Growth Season / Life Cycle warm season turf OR perennial weed 
Auricle Type absent 
Leaf Blade Tip Shape sharp-pointedflat, sparsely hairy, bluish-gray
Leaf Blade Width narrow, less than 0.1 in 0.04 - 0.12 inches (1 - 3 mm) wide
Stolon Presence presentstout
Rhizome Presence absent 
Collar Type continuousbroad, hairy
Sheath Margin open 
Sheath Type round