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    Wind Cave

    National Park South Dakota

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Horsetails

Common Name Scientific Name
Smooth Scouring Rush Equisetum laevigatum
 

Sedges

Common Name Scientific Name
Bottlebrush Sedge Carex hystericina
Fescue Sedge Carex brevior
Pale Bulrush Scirpus pallidus
Purple Nutsedge Cyperus rotundus
Winged Sedge Carex stipata
 

Cattails

Common Name Scientific Name
Common Cattail Typha latifolia

Did You Know?

fire on the prairie

Fire is an important factor in protecting the prairie. Historically, fires burned across the prairie every 4 to 7 years. Fires burn the small trees that would otherwise march across the prairie and turn the grasslands to forest.