Grass Family (Poaceae : Cynodonteae)
Latin Name: Bouteloua dactyloides
Value: Wildlife – fair
Livestock – good
This shortgrass has both rhizomes and stolons. Leaves are sparsely hairy while the stem and nodes are without hair. Male and female plants grown separately. Female plants bear seed in bur-like clusters among the leaves. The species is highly drought resistant and is a dominant grass of the Great Plains. Adapted to dry prairies on medium to fine textured soils. The Top-Gun variety is Bamert Seed Company's proprietary turf-type buffalograss.