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    Wind Cave

    National Park South Dakota

Grasses - Big Blue Stem

Big Blue Stem - Andropogon gerardii
Big Blue Stem - Andropogon gerardii
NPS Photo by Jim Pisarowicz
Big Bluestem is one of the dominate grasses of the tall grass prairie. The Lakota name for this grass means "very large red joint grass."

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Bull elk in the park.

A Rocky Mountain bull elk weighs between 700 - 800 pounds. Rocky Mountain elk were introduced to the park in 1914 and 1916. More...