• Wind Cave National Park - Two Worlds

    Wind Cave

    National Park South Dakota

Seed Study - Sphaeralcea coccinea

Sphaeralcea coccinea - Scarlet Globemallow

Sphaeralcea coccinea - Scarlet Globemallow

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Species: Sphaeralcea coccinea
Common name: scarlet globemallow

Seedling Identification: Small rounded, lobed leaves are covered with white star shaped hairs.


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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.