Buchloe dactyloides Low-growing warm-season prairie native
This sod-forming grass is well-suited for lawns and meadows in arid regions with a minimum rainfall of 12". Provides good erosion control on ranges and pastures which do not contain much sand. Spreads by seed and surface runners which root as they go, stabilizing the soil. Can be closely grazed (1"-3") and is palatable to all classes of livestock, except when dormant. As a lawn, it is slow-growing but almost indestructible once established.