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buffalo grass,

low perennial grass (Buchloe dactyloides) of the plains regions, one of the most important range grasses. Its dense matted growth is valuable also in erosion control. Buffalo grass usually grows together with the grama, or mesquite, grasses (genus Bouteloua), especially blue grama and side-oats grama. These taller grasses have the same distribution as buffalo grass, but none of them produce a continuous sod, as prairie grasses do. Buffalo grass is classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
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, class Liliopsida, order Cyperales, family Poaceae.
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A: Buffalo grass is a water-thrifty grass that requires little, if any, mowing.
Instead of traditional thirsty turfgrass, you could plant a drought-tolerant type such as 'UC Verde' buffalo grass.
Our specimen was taken in a Sherman live trap set near a lechuguilla plant in an area otherwise sparsely vegetated mostly with ocotillo, creosote, cactus, and buffalo grass.
LOW-WATER LAWN Replace thirsty turf with 'UC Verde' buffalo grass, a new winter-dormant variety that uses as little as one-fourth the water of traditional lawns once it's established.
There are a number of varieties, but all buffalo grass is considered drought-tolerant.
DESERT Fine fescue, spring-planted buffalo grass, or blue grama.
The rest of the property is planted with native grasses, including blue grama and buffalo grass.
Lawns of Kentucky bluegrass, buffalo grass, and tall fescue go dormant in winter and can survive without irrigation for many months.
Zones 1-2: At month's end, sow seed of blue grama, buffalo grass, and crested wheat grass.
Cut tall fescue such as Marathon to 21/2 inches tall; annual ryegrass, buffalo grass, fine fescue, and Kentucky bluegrass to 2 inches; St.
For drought tolerance, consider planting a native like blue grama or buffalo grass (or a blend of the two).
In the intermountain West, Kentucky bluegrass is a favorite, though buffalo grass (sometimes blended with blue grama) is making inroads with gardeners who want to save water.