• Wind Cave National Park - Two Worlds

    Wind Cave

    National Park South Dakota

Wildflowers - Rush Skeletonplant

Rush Skeletonplant, Skeletonweed, Prairie Pink - Lygodesmia juncea
Rush Skeletonplant, Skeletonweed, Prairie Pink - Lygodesmia juncea
NPS Photo by Jim Pisarowicz
 
Grazers will eat Rush Skeletonplant when it is young but as it matures toxic levels of nitrate can accumulate in the plant.

Did You Know?

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...