from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of grasses of the tribe Festuceæ, type of the subtribe Seslerieæ.
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With occasional exceptions, comparatively so very small as not to require mention, these prairies are everywhere covered with a close and vigorous growth of a great variety of grasses, among which the most abundant is the buffalo grass, (_sesleria dactyloides_.)
The Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains, Oregon and California To which is Added a Description of the Physical Geography of California, with Recent Notices of the Gold Region from the Latest and Most Authentic Sources
The plains covered with the short "buffalo-grass" (_sesleria dactyloides_), and the sward of various species of "gramma" (_chondrosium_), rarely take fire; or if they do, horse, man, buffalo, or antelope, can easily escape by leaping across the blaze.