• 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.

Did You Know?

American bison on the Wind Cave National Park prairie

The American bison is the largest terrestrial mammal in North America. Male bison can weigh a ton and can run 35 miles per hour. Do not approach bison. They weigh more and can outrun you. More...