• Wind Cave National Park - Two Worlds

    Wind Cave

    National Park South Dakota

Cacti / Desert Succulents

Family Name Common Name Scientific Name
Cactaceae Missouri pincushion Coryphantha missouriensis (Sweet) Britt & Rose
Pincushion cactus Coryphantha vivipara (Nutt.) Britt. & Rose
Nylon hedgehog cactus

Echinocereus viridiflorus Engelm.

Eastern prickly pear Opuntia humifusa (Raf.) Raf.
Plains prickly pear Opuntia polyacantha
Bigroot pricklypear Opuntia macrorhiza


Did You Know?

Porcupine in tree

Porcupine babies are called porcupettes. When they are born they have 15,000 quills. Porcupettes are born in the spring and, lucky for mom, the quills are soft. They can climb trees within an hour of birth. More...