• Wind Cave National Park - Two Worlds

    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?

Sign used at Wind Cave in 1903 when the cave became a national park.

Wind Cave is the first cave in the world to be designated as a national park. That occurred on January 9, 1903.