• Wind Cave National Park - Two Worlds

    Wind Cave

    National Park South Dakota

Seed Study - Chamaesyce stictospora

Chamaesyce stictospora (Euphorbia stictospora) - Slimseed Sandmat

Chamaesyce stictospora (Euphorbia stictospora) - Slimseed Sandmat

Species: Chamaesyce stictospora (Euphorbia stictospora)
Common name: slimseed sandmat

Seedling Identification: Minute seedling with 2 deep green cotyledons and leaves that are purple as they emerge. Leaves are covered with coarse hair. Mature leaves are green on the top and purple on the bottom.

 

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Natural Entrance of Wind Cave

Winds caused by changes in barometric pressure are what give Wind Cave its name. These winds have been measured at the cave's walk-in entrance at over 70 mph. The winds at the natural entrance of the cave attracted the attention of Native Americans and early settlers.