• Wind Cave National Park - Two Worlds

    Wind Cave

    National Park South Dakota

Wildflowers - Breadroot Scurfpea

Breadroot Scurfpea, Indian Breadroot, Indian turnip, Prairie Turnip, Prairie Potato - Psoralea esculenta, Pediomelum esculentum
Breadroot Scurfpea, Indian Breadroot, Indian Turnip, Prairie Turnip, Prairie Potato - Psoralea esculenta, Pediomelum esculentum
NPS Photo by Jim Pisarowicz
 
Breadroot Scurfpea was the most important vegetable in the diets of Northern Plains tribes. The Dakota and Lakota called it "tipsin."

Did You Know?

American bison on the Wind Cave National Park prairie

The American bison is the largest terrestrial mammal in North America. Male bison can weigh a ton and can run 35 miles per hour. Do not approach bison. They weigh more and can outrun you. More...