Buffalo Grass Field Data Part 1: Scoring and Data Analysis Glossary


A plant variety that has been produced in cultivation by selective breeding.


Plants that are either male or female of the same species. (similar to animals)


National Turf grass Evaluation Program


A plant that lives for 3 or more years.


Crop plants within a species that have the same genetic composition. Because plants in a self-pollinated crop are usually homozygous, the variety and their offspring will remain genetically pure (i.e., barley varieties).  Because plants in a cross-pollinated crop are usually heterozygous, the variety and their offspring will not remain genetically pure (i.e., hybrid corn varieties).