• 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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Bull elk in the park.

A Rocky Mountain bull elk weighs between 700 - 800 pounds. Rocky Mountain elk were introduced to the park in 1914 and 1916. More...