• Wind Cave National Park - Two Worlds

    Wind Cave

    National Park South Dakota

Shrubs - Skunkbush

Skunkbush sumac, Skunkbrush - Rhus aromatica
Skunkbush Sumac, Skunkbrush - Rhus aromatica
NPS Photo by Jim Pisarowicz
 
Skunkbrush is a preferred browse for deer and grouse, turkey, flickers, and other birds eat the fruit. The branches of the Skunkbrush were used by Plains tribes for basket making as they are tough and pliable.

Did You Know?

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...