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    Wind Cave

    National Park South Dakota

Wildflowers - Bracted Spiderwort

Bracted Spiderwort, Common Spiderwort - Tradescantia bracteata
Bracted Spiderwort, Common Spiderwort - Tradescantia bracteata
NPS Photo by Jim Pisarowicz
 

The flowers of the Bracted Spiderwort can vary from pale pink to deep purple or blue. The color variation may be from the acidity or alkalinity of the soil or genetic variations in the plant.

Spiderworts are named because of weblike strands of mucilage made when a leaf or stem is broken.

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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...