• Wind Cave National Park - Two Worlds

    Wind Cave

    National Park South Dakota

Wildflowers - Meadow Deathcamas

Meadow Deathcamas, Grassy Deathcamas - Zigadenus venenosus
Meadow Deathcamas, Grassy Deathcamas - Zigadenus venenosus
NPS Photo by Jim Pisarowicz
 
Meadow deathcamas is regarded as the most toxic of the deathcamas species. An alkaloid is the toxic substance, producing symptoms akin to cyanide poisoning. Poisoning most often happens to sheep who graze in infested areas early in the growing season.

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American bison on the Wind Cave National Park prairie

The American bison is the largest terrestrial mammal in North America. Male bison can weigh a ton and can run 35 miles per hour. Do not approach bison. They weigh more and can outrun you. More...