• 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?

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...