• 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?

Bull Elk

Elk were the most widely distributed member of the deer family in North America and spread from the Atlantic to the Pacific, from Mexico to northern Alberta. Elk began to disappear in the eastern United States in the early 1800s. More...