• Wind Cave National Park - Two Worlds

    Wind Cave

    National Park South Dakota

Wildflowers - Common Dandelion

Common Dandelion - Taraxacum officinale
Common Dandelion - Taraxacum officinale
NPS Photo by Jim Pisarowicz
The Dandelion was intentionally brought to the "New World" for its food and medical values. The flowers are excellent for the production of honey.

Did You Know?

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.