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    Wind Cave

    National Park South Dakota

Wildflowers - Nodding Onion

Nodding Onion - Allium cernuum
Nodding Onion - Allium cernuum
NPS Photo by Jim Pisarowicz
 
Nodding onions, like all wild onions are edible. Caution must be taken in eating wild onions, because without flowers, they maybe confused with deathcamas which is poisonous.

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.