• Wind Cave National Park - Two Worlds

    Wind Cave

    National Park South Dakota

Grasses - Green Needlegrass

Green Needlegrass - Stipa viridula
Green Needlegrass - Stipa viridula
NPS Photo by Jim Pisarowicz
 
The florets of Green Needlegrass are not sharply pointed and thus do not pose problems for grazing animals. It provides nutritious and palatable forage for the park's grazers.

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Star Lily

The Star Lilly (Leucocrinum montanum) has several common names including sand lily, sage lily, mountain lily, wild tuberose, and Star-of-Bethlehem. The word Leucocrinum comes from Greek meaning "white lily." More...