• Wind Cave National Park - Two Worlds

    Wind Cave

    National Park South Dakota

Wildflowers - Hairy Nightshade

Hairy Nightshade - Solanum sarrachoides
Hairy Nightshade - Solanum sarrachoides
NPS Photo by Jim Pisarowicz
 
Hairy Nightshade is a native of South America. The plant contains toxic alkaloids, especially the berries.

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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.