Bouteloua dactyloides (Buchloe dactyloides)
Soil: Mesic (Medium) – Xeric (Dry). Drought tolerant.
Sun: Full Sun
Height: 3-8 inches
Type: Warm season, perennial grass. It has a stoloniferous and fibrous root system.
Suggested Uses: Buffalo Grass is favored as a low maintenance lawn alternative. See our Western Laid-back Lawn Mix. It is also used for erosion control in wind blown areas. Very drought resistant. Grows well in sandy soils. Good for use on prairie cemeteries. Dioecious.
Native Range: Native to the Great Plains. Listed as Special Concern in the state of Minnesota. Found in rock outcrops in the southwest corner of the state.
Wildlife Uses: Buffalo grass is grazed by wild animals. Grazed by deer, buffalo, horses and livestock. Larval host for the Green Skipper Butterfly.
More information: USDA plant profile