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Plant Name:

Buffalo Grass

Scientific Name:

Buchloe dactyloides


Buffalo Grass is a native warm-season perennial grass with fine-textured, blue-green blades. It forms dense, low-growing tufts and has a distinctive seedhead that resembles a buffalo's head. It is highly drought-tolerant.


Dry, open prairies, plains, meadows


Buffalo Grass provides habitat and food for various wildlife species, including birds, small mammals, and insects. It also helps prevent soil erosion with its dense growth habit.

Growing Conditions:

Buffalo Grass thrives in full sun and well-drained soils. It is highly drought-tolerant and requires little to no supplemental watering once established.


Buffalo Grass is commonly used for low-maintenance lawns, erosion control, and restoration of native prairies. It is also a forage grass for livestock.

(please exercise caution and consult additional sources or experts before consuming any vegetation):


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Fun Facts:

Buffalo Grass is the state grass of Texas and is known for its resilience in dry conditions.

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