Buffalo Grass, a North American grass highly valued in the West for fodder. It is a low grass that grows vigorously, spreading rapidly by runners. The blades become curly and crisp when burned by the summer sun. Buffalo grass is well adapted for regions of scanty rainfall, and possesses nutritious qualities suitable for all livestock. This grass once formed an important part of the food of the American buffalo (bison).
Buffalo grass is Buchloë dactyloides of the family Gramineae.