• Wind Cave National Park - Two Worlds

    Wind Cave

    National Park South Dakota

Wildflowers - Leafy Phlox

Leafy Phlox, Blue Phlox, Alyssumleaf Phlox, Pointed Phlox - Phlox alyssifolia
Leafy Phlox, Pointed Phlox, Blue Phlox, Alyssumleaf Phlox - Phlox alyssifolia
NPS Photo by Jim Pisarowicz
 
Leafy Phlox is very drought-resistant. It grows from western South Dakota and Nebraska to the Rocky Mountains.

Did You Know?

fire on the prairie

Fire is an important factor in protecting the prairie. Historically, fires burned across the prairie every 4 to 7 years. Fires burn the small trees that would otherwise march across the prairie and turn the grasslands to forest.