• Wind Cave National Park - Two Worlds

    Wind Cave

    National Park South Dakota

Wildflowers - Snow-on-the-Mountain

Snow-on-the-Mountain - Euphorbia marginata
Snow-on-the-Mountain - Euphorbia marginata
NPS Photo by Jim Pisarowicz
 
Snow-On-The-Mountain grows on dry hillsides and prairie areas. The stems have a acrid latex that is irritating to the skin.

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.