• Wind Cave National Park - Two Worlds

    Wind Cave

    National Park South Dakota

Shrubs - Woodbine

Woodbine - Parthenocissus vitacea
Woodbine - Parthenocissus vitacea
NPS Photo by Jim Pisarowicz
 
Woodbine is very similar to Virginia Creeper (P. quinquefolia). Both Woodbine and Virginia Creeper have berries that resemble small purple grapes. Birds eat these berries.

Did You Know?

fire on the prairie

Fire is an important factor in protecting the prairie. Historically, fires burned across the prairie every 4 to 7 years. Fires burn the small trees that would otherwise march across the prairie and turn the grasslands to forest.