General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Dry Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Plant Height: 2 to 12 inches
Leaves: Semi-evergreen
Fruit: Edible to birds
Fruiting Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Late fall or early winter
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Underground structures: Rhizome
Uses: Erosion control
Will Naturalize
Suitable for forage
Wildlife Attractant: Birds
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Provide light
Propagation: Other methods: Stolons and runners
Pollinators: Wind
Miscellaneous: Monoecious

Common names
  • Buffalograss
  • Buffalo Grass
Botanical names
  • Accepted: Bouteloua dactyloides
  • Synonym: Buchloe dactyloides

Photo Gallery
Location: Botanical Garden Utrecht
Location: Botanical Garden Utrecht

Steven J. Baskauf

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