• Wind Cave National Park - Two Worlds

    Wind Cave

    National Park South Dakota

Wildflowers - Leadplant

Leadplant - Amorpha canescens
Leadplant - Amorpha canescens
NPS Photo by Jim Pisarowicz
 
Leadplant is primarily a tallgrass prairie species. The name "leadplant" comes from the gray color of the leaves.

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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.