What is Buffalograss?

Unmowed buffalograss with seedheads
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Turfgrass Quick Facts: Buffalograss (Buchloe dactyloides)


Buffalograss is a popular drought tolerant native sod forming turfgrass for low traffic areas.  It is relatively short in height and left unmowed has an interesting natural appearance.

Buffalo grass Characteristics

  • Native warm season bunch grass
  • Cold tolerant
  • Drought tolerant
  • Can be left unmowed for interesting texture
  • Gray green leaf color
  • Does not tolerate traffic well

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