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    Wind Cave

    National Park South Dakota

Grasses - Buffalograss

Buffalograss - Ruchloe dactyloides
Buffalograss - Ruchloe dactyloides
NPS Photo by Jim Pisarowicz
 
Buffalograss is a very drought resistant grass and is a dominant short-grass of the western Plains. The Lakota name translates as "grass that sticks to people's clothes."

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