Wildflowers - Maximilian Sunflower
The plant is named after Prince Maximilian von Wied, a German explorer and naturalist who discovered this sunflower on one of his botanical forays to North America. It is a favored forage of wildlife.
Did You Know?
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.