• Wind Cave National Park - Two Worlds

    Wind Cave

    National Park South Dakota

Wildflowers - Butte Candle

Butte Candle, Miner's Candle - Cryptantha celosioides, C. bradburiana
Butte Candle, Miner's Candle, Bradbury Cryptantha - Cryptantha celosioides, C. bradburiana
NPS Photo by Tom Bean
Butte Candle is rare east of the Missouri River. Grazing animals tend to avoid the plant because of its spiny hairs.

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Star Lily

The Star Lilly (Leucocrinum montanum) has several common names including sand lily, sage lily, mountain lily, wild tuberose, and Star-of-Bethlehem. The word Leucocrinum comes from Greek meaning "white lily." More...