• Wind Cave National Park - Two Worlds

    Wind Cave

    National Park South Dakota

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  • Trail Closure Information

    The Highland Creek Trail is closed. Backcountry Zones 1 and 2 are closed to all off-trail travel and use. The Sanctuary and Centennial Trails remain open to through traffic.

  • Temporary Road Closure Information

    Oct. 18 & 19: NPS 5 and 6 are closed for the entire weekend. Monday, Oct. 20, through Wednesday, Oct. 22, NPS 5 will be closed from Highway 87 to NPS 6. Highway 87 will be closed from Road 342 (Beaver Creek Road) north to the park boundary.

Abstract - Checklist of Plants of Wind Cave National Park

Brutvan, B. and Klukas, R. 1982. Checklist of Plants of Wind Cave National Park. 32 p.


This plant checklist is based on a master checklist prepared by B. Brutvan and R. Klukas in 1982 for the Wind Cave National Park (WICA) herbarium and seed collection. The systematic treatment follows that used by Theodore Van Bruggen in his book The Vascular Plants of South Dakota (1976. The Iowa Statue University Press, Ames, Iowa 50010). "the sequence of families in the Angiospermae is basically according to Engler and Prantl... the genera are listed alphabetically."

Did You Know?

Stemless Hymenoxys

The scientific name for the Stemless Hymenoxys is Hymemoxys acaulis. Acaulis means "stemless" and referes to the leafless stalks which bear the flower heads. More...