• Wind Cave National Park - Two Worlds

    Wind Cave

    National Park South Dakota

Wildflowers - Fetid Marigold

Fetid Marigold - Dyssodia papposa
Fetid Marigold - Dyssodia papposa
NPS Photo by Jim Pisarowicz
 
The strong odor of the Fetid Marigold keeps most large grazers from eating it; although prairie dogs will eat the plant.

Did You Know?

Porcupine in tree

Porcupine babies are called porcupettes. When they are born they have 15,000 quills. Porcupettes are born in the spring and, lucky for mom, the quills are soft. They can climb trees within an hour of birth. More...