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    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.

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Prairie Dog Barking

Lewis and Clark, while on their journey up the Missouri River in 1804, noted that this "wild dog of the prairie...appears here in infinite numbers." More...