• Wind Cave National Park - Two Worlds

    Wind Cave

    National Park South Dakota

Wildflowers - Cowparsnip

Cowparsnip, Eltrot - Heracleum maximum, H. lanatum, H. sphondylium subsp. montanum
Cowparsnip, Eltrot - Heracleum maximum, H. lanatum, H. sphondylium subsp. montanum
NPS Photo by Jim Pisarowicz
 

Cowparsnip is eaten by all classes of livestock and grazing wildlife. THe stems, roots, and young leaves can be cooked and eaten, and the stems eaten raw like celery.

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.