buffalo grass

buffalo grass
1. a short grass, Buchloë dactyloides, having gray-green blades, prevalent on the dry plains east of the Rocky Mountains.
2. See St. Augustine grass.
3. any of several short, tufted grasses that do not form continuous sod.
[1775-85, Amer.]

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▪ Buchloe dactyloides
      (Buchloe dactyloides), perennial western North American grass of the family Poaceae and the only species in the genus Buchloe. The plant is less than 20 cm (8 inches) tall, with gray-green, curly leaves and extensively creeping stolons (horizontal, root-forming stems). Buffalo grass forms a dense turf and thick sod, which early settlers used in the construction of dwellings. It is also an important year-round forage plant.

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