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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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"Like Wind on the Buffalo Grass" covers the stage with more than 100 classical and native percussion instruments, including "found" instruments such as 24 bundles of tall prairie grass, dipped-water effects and wind sounds made by blowing across bottle tops.
I got there just in time--at just the right age--to love it.' From then on buffalo grass, sage, the warm chinooks and alkali sloughs mean home, and life is free if not always easy.
Instead of traditional thirsty turfgrass, you could plant a drought-tolerant type such as 'UC Verde' buffalo grass. (Water-wise groundcovers such as dymondia, sedum, or thyme probably aren't rugged enough to stand up to an active dog.)
Thornton & Lee (1996) reported that this area is dominated by bearded grass (Andropogon sp.) and buffalo grass (Buchloe dactyloides).
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.
Buffalo grasses. There are a number of varieties, but all buffalo grass is considered drought-tolerant.
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. The substrate was hard and rocky.
DESERT Fine fescue, spring-planted buffalo grass, or blue grama.
* Do you grow an unthirsty lawn grass such as buffalo grass? Or does your garden have no lawn at all?
The rest of the property is planted with native grasses, including blue grama and buffalo grass. For her water-conscious design, Peck received a Xeriscape merit award from the Excellence in Landscape competition sponsored by the Associated Landscape Contractors of Colorado.
Lawns of Kentucky bluegrass, buffalo grass, and tall fescue go dormant in winter and can survive without irrigation for many months.

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