Habiturf is a drought-tough turf developed by the Wildflower Center that consists of buffalo grass (bouteloua dactyloides), blue grama (bouteloua gracilis), and curly-mesquite (hilaria belangeri). By the photos, it looks like a good-looking grass, and the yuckers yuck it up as "soft". I likes my grass soft, so that's a plus.
They claim that once the turf is established you have to water it at most once every five to six weeks. It will go dormant and brown up during lengthy dry spells but it will green back up pretty quick (just like the weeds we currently have!). Pretty darn cool, methinks, and probably worth a try. The Wildflower Center has a patch they just seeded, so we'll go back out in a few weeks and see how it's coming along.
Since I mentioned Wildflower Center, let's show some wildflower photos (whoop! whoop!).
[all photos by mwah except the top one]