• Wind Cave National Park - Two Worlds

    Wind Cave

    National Park South Dakota

Wildflowers - Pinedrops

Pinedrops - Pterospora andromedea
Pinedrops - Pterospora andromedea
NPS Photo by Bob Herschy
 
Pinedrops is a saprophyte. Its roots contain mycorrhizal fungi which enable the plant to obtain sustenance from decaying matter in the soil.

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A picture of Alvin McDonald in his caving hat.

Alvin McDonald was the first systematic explorer of Wind Cave. He explored the cave from 1890 until his death in 1893. More...