• Wind Cave National Park - Two Worlds

    Wind Cave

    National Park South Dakota

Wildflowers - Broom Snakeweed

Broom Snakeweed, Turpentine-weed - Gutierrezia sarothrae
Broom Snakeweed, Turpentine-weed - Gutierrezia sarothrae
NPS Photo by Jim Pisarowicz
 
American Indians of the Southwest used the stems of Broom Snakeweed for sweeping, hence its name. Quail and kangaroo rats eat its seeds.

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...