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Buffalo grass
Buchloe dactyloides
(boo-KLOH-ee) From the Greek bous, meaning cow or ox.
Dactyloides is from the Greek dactylus = finger and –oides = like or resembling, referring to the arrangement of the branches of the flowering head like the fingers of a hand
BUDA1
Curly Mesquite
Hilaria belangeri
[Roman name which was derived from Latin hilaris meaning "cheerful".]
HIBE1
Japanese brome
Bromus japonicus
BRJA1
King Ranch bluestem
Bothriochloa ischaemum
(both-ree-OH-kloh-uh) (IS-kay-mum)
BOIS1
Mouse Barley
Hordeum pusillum
HOPU1
Ozark Grass
Limnodea arkansana
LIAR1
Rescuegrass
Bromus catharticus
BRCA1
Rosette Grass
Dichanthelium oligosanthes var. oligosanthes
Dichanthelium: Greek dich for "two" and anthelium for "flowering" - a fair translation is "twice-flowering"
oligosanthes: oligos for "few;" anthesn for "flower"
DIOL1
Sideoats grama
Bouteloua curtipendula
Grama grasses, from Latin gramen = grass. (boo-te-LOO-uh) Named for Claudio and Esteban Boutelou, 19th century Spanish brothers and gardeners.
(kurt-ih-PEN-dyoo-luh)The specific epithet curtipendula comes from the Latin curtus = short and pendulous = hanging down, referring to the appearance of the panicle branches.
BOCU1
Silver bluestem
Bothriochloa laguroides ssp. torreyana
(both-ree-OH-kloh-uh)
(lag-ur-OY-deez) Resembles Lagurus (genus name for another grass, means hare's or rabbit's tale)
BOLA1
Texas grama
Bouteloua rigidiseta
BORI
Texas wintergrass, Speargrass
Nasella leucotricha
(NAY-sell-uh)From the Latin nassa, a narrow-necked basket used for catching fish; referring to the shape of the florets on some species
(loo-koh-TRY-kuh) White haired
NALE1
Oldfield threeawn
Aristida oligantha
(ar-RISS-ti-duh) From the Greek meaning awn
(ol-ig-AN-tha) Few flowers
AROL1
Purple threeawn
Aristida purpurea var. purpurea
ARPU1