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Buchloe dactyloides is a(n) perennial herb, which grows 7 cm to 15 cm in height. This species is commonly found and often abundant in mixed grasses and shortgrass prairies of foothills and lower elevations, especially in heavy soils, often codominant with blue grama. The leaves are flat and sheaths smooth to sparsely pubescent. Buchloe dactyloides has green to greyish-green flowers that bloom from June to September.