• Wind Cave National Park - Two Worlds

    Wind Cave

    National Park South Dakota

Wildflowers - Downy Paintbrush

Downy Paintbrush - Castillega sessiliflora
Downy Paintbrush - Castillega sessiliflora
NPS Photo by Jim Pisarowicz
Roots of paintbrushes can be partially parasitic on roots of other plants. They can accumulate selenium in soils that have this element.

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Bull Elk

Elk were the most widely distributed member of the deer family in North America and spread from the Atlantic to the Pacific, from Mexico to northern Alberta. Elk began to disappear in the eastern United States in the early 1800s. More...