• Wind Cave National Park - Two Worlds

    Wind Cave

    National Park South Dakota

Trees - Lanceleaf Cottonwood

Lanceleaf Cottonwood - Populus x acuminata
Lanceleaf Cottonwood - Populus x acuminata
NPS Photo by Jim Pisarowicz
 
Lanceleaf Cottonwood grows along streams. It reproduces by root suckers and by the rooting of branches buried in wet soil.

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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.