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Key characteristics for properly identifying buffelgrass
Before treating buffelgrass, it is important that the plant is properly identified. Although there are some key characteristics that can help in identification, there are some good native grasses that may appear similar. An identification tip sheet has been developed by the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum that provides key distinguishing features for many of our native grasses that are good for wildlife and should not be removed.
Additional Downloadable Resources
The Buffelgrass Class: A Tutorial for Identification and Removal of Buffelgrass (5MB) This 5-minute video is a project of Sonoran Desert Weedwackers and the Southern Arizona Native Plant Society, in collaboration with the University of Arizona's Desert Laboratory. You will need Windows Media Player to view the video.