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Grass and Bamboo: Help identify this grass used in themeparks

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Palo Alto, CA

November 13, 2006
7:52 PM

Post #2910432

I've noticed that this grass is becoming popular in theme parks and other venues. I live in Northern California and have seen it at the new Stanford Stadium (not the turf but in the landscaping), Marine World, Great America, and I have seen it at Disneyland and Legoland - can you tell I have kids :-)
Anyone know what it might be?

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Palo Alto, CA

November 13, 2006
7:53 PM

Post #2910435

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(Zone 4a)

January 6, 2007
1:12 PM

Post #3058207

Could that be Buffalo Grass?
Lodi, CA
(Zone 9a)

January 8, 2007
6:52 PM

Post #3065399

It is buffalo grass. It grows in clumps and moves nicely in the breeze.
Great South Bay, Lon, NY
(Zone 7a)

January 9, 2007
10:44 AM

Post #3067365

It doesn't look like Buffalo Grass (Buchloe dactyloides) to me. Buchloe is a sod-forming grass, and this stuff looks like a tufting grass like California Meadow Sedge (Carex pansa).
San Diego, CA

September 20, 2007
10:10 PM

Post #3998694

I've been to LegoLand many times (I have a six year old) and have wondered what that grass was also. The grass I saw (it's all over the place) was 12 to 24 inches high and not meant to be walked on. I don't think Carex pansa can grow more than 8 inches high.

The posibilities I see are European meadow sedge (Carex remota) or Berkeley sedge (Carex tumulicola). Both grow 1 to 2 feet tall and should not be mowed for the meadow look.
Tulsa, OK
(Zone 6b)

May 16, 2008
6:02 AM

Post #4958519

I agree with taramark and mary. Its buffalo grass.

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