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    Wind Cave

    National Park South Dakota

Shrubs - Sandbar Willow

Sandbar Willow - Salix exigua subsp. interior, S. interior
Sandbar Willow - Salix exigua subsp. interior, S. interior
NPS Photo by Jim Pisarowicz
 
The Sandbar Willow is the most distinctive willow in the park. This is because of the narrowness of its leaves and its habit of forming thickets from sprouting from rhizomes. American Indians used it slender, pliant stems to make sweat lodges and baskets.

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Stemless Hymenoxys

The scientific name for the Stemless Hymenoxys is Hymemoxys acaulis. Acaulis means "stemless" and referes to the leafless stalks which bear the flower heads. More...