• Wind Cave National Park - Two Worlds

    Wind Cave

    National Park South Dakota

Wildflowers - American Vetch

American Vetch - Vicia americana
American Vetch - Vicia americana
NPS Photo by Jim Pisarowicz
 
American Vetch is a good forage for grazing animals. Plains Indians prepared the tender, young stems and seeds in many ways.

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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.