• Wind Cave National Park - Two Worlds

    Wind Cave

    National Park South Dakota

Wildflowers - American Licorice

American Licorice, Wild Licorice - Glycyrrhiza lepidota
American Licorice, Wild Licorice - Glycyrrhiza lepidota
NPS Photo by Jim Pisarowicz
 
Early settlers recognized American Licorice as being similar to European Licorice (G. glabra). The plant was widely used by American Indians for food and medicine.

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Porcupine in tree

Porcupine babies are called porcupettes. When they are born they have 15,000 quills. Porcupettes are born in the spring and, lucky for mom, the quills are soft. They can climb trees within an hour of birth. More...