• Wind Cave National Park - Two Worlds

    Wind Cave

    National Park South Dakota

Wildflowers - Prairie Smoke

Prairie Smoke, Torch Flower, Old Man's-Whiskers, Lion's-Beard, Maidenhair, Geum triflorum
Prairie Smoke, Torch Flower, Old Man's-Whiskers, Lion's-Beard, Maidenhair, Geum triflorum
NPS Photo by Jim Pisarowicz
 

Prairie Smoke and Pasqueflowers are taken as a sign that spring has arrived in the Black Hills.

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.