• 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?

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...