• Wind Cave National Park - Two Worlds

    Wind Cave

    National Park South Dakota

Plants

Prairie Scene

Prairie Scene

NPS Photo by Larry Frederick

Imagine yourself surrounded by a sea of grass, softly illuminated by golden-tinged afternoon sunlight. A gentle breeze brings the sweet vanilla scent of the ponderosa pine. As your eyes scan the prairie, you discover not only its signature grasses, but a wide variety of delicate wildflowers. Creamy-white sego lilies, purple coneflowers, and golden-yellow sunflowers add intermittent splashes of color to the carpet of green and brown grasses. All these experiences and more can be yours when you take time to discover the "sunny side" of Wind Cave National Park.

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Did You Know?

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...