• Wind Cave National Park - Two Worlds

    Wind Cave

    National Park South Dakota

Seed Study - Solanum rostratum

Solanum rostratum - Buffalobur

Solanum rostratum - Buffalobur

NPS Photo

Species: Solanum rostratum
Common name: buffalobur

Seedling identification: Cotyledons are very rounded and have a purple ring on the margins. First true leaves are lobed and have conspicuous veins, becoming more so as they mature. Mature plants are armed with spines on the stems.

 

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A picture of Alvin McDonald in his caving hat.

Alvin McDonald was the first systematic explorer of Wind Cave. He explored the cave from 1890 until his death in 1893. More...