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    Wind Cave

    National Park South Dakota

Grasses - Crested Wheatgrass

Crested Wheatgrass - Agropyron cristatum
Crested Wheatgrass - Agropyron cristatum
NPS Photo by Jim Pisarowicz
 
Creste Wheargrass tends to be drought tolerant and greens up earlier than other grasses in the spring. It also tends to hold the soil, which is an important factor in arid areas.

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...