• Wind Cave National Park - Two Worlds

    Wind Cave

    National Park South Dakota

Wildflowers - Scarlet Globemallow

Scarlet Globemallow, Red False Mallow, Cowboy's Delight, Sphaeralcea coccinea
Scarlet Globemallow, Red False Mallow, Cowboy's Delight, Sphaeralcea coccinea
NPS Photo by Jim Pisarowicz
 
Scarlet Globemallow increases during periods of heavy grazing and during drought periods. Plains Indians made of paste out of this plant by chewing it. The paste was used on burns and sores as a soothing salve.

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Porcupine in tree

Porcupine babies are called porcupettes. When they are born they have 15,000 quills. Porcupettes are born in the spring and, lucky for mom, the quills are soft. They can climb trees within an hour of birth. More...