• 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.

Did You Know?

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...