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    Wind Cave

    National Park South Dakota

Wildflowers - Curlycup Gumweed

Curlycup Gumweed - Grindelia squarrosa
Curlycup Gumweed - Grindelia squarrosa
NPS Photo by Jim Pisarowicz
 
The sticky resin of the Curlycup Gumweed makes the plant unpalatable to animals. The resin was used by settlers to ease itching from poison ivy.

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Bull elk in the park.

A Rocky Mountain bull elk weighs between 700 - 800 pounds. Rocky Mountain elk were introduced to the park in 1914 and 1916. More...