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A picture of a Buffalo Grass

Buffalo Grass

Bouteloua dactyloides

Buchloe dactyloides by Matt Lavin (CC BY-SA 2.0)

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Llano Estacado Caprock Escarpment south of Ralls TX 2009
A photo of Buffalo Grass


Bouteloua dactyloides is a deciduous, rhizomatous grass species commonly called grama grass, buffalo grass or mosquito grass. They are grown for their unusual inflorescences which are considered ornamental and their general appearance, which fits well in a mixed or herbaceous border or on their own as ornamental plants.