Buchloe dactyloides

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Synonyms for Buchloe dactyloides

short grass growing on dry plains of central United States (where buffalo roam)

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The mosaic system is a mixture of short-grass prairie on the more xeric, upland or south facing slopes and can be dominated by Bouteloua gracilis, Bouteloua hirsuta, Andropogon scoparius, Carex filifolia, and Buchloe dactyloides (Kaul and Rolfsmeier 1993).
Bouteloua gracilis (19% cover), Carex filifolia (15% cover), Buchloe dactyloides (5% cover), Sporobolus cryptandrus (5% cover), and Stipa comata (5% cover) were the dominant graminoids across the site, while Yucca glauca (1% cover) and Artemisia frigida (1% cover) dominated the forbs.
With few exceptions (17 of 71 species), quadrat size did not affect frequency estimates for species that occurred in fewer than 10% of quadrats, whereas (except for Buchloe dactyloides and Aristida oligantha) quadrat size did affect frequency estimates for all species that occurred in greater than 10% of quadrats (n =17) (Figure 2).