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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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Q: I recently saw a letter in a magazine that extolled the virtues of buffalo grass for lawns.
The purpose of this project is to select for salt tolerance of buffalo grass, wheat, and blue grama seeds.
Ever committed to sustaining the "come-down-to-my-house-feel" of her flagship Mustards Grill in Yountville, Pawlcyn began the new look of Go Fish at the Main Street sidewalk where she's installing a grove of apple trees and the buffalo grass she sees from the kitchen window of her nearby home.
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.
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.