• Wind Cave National Park - Two Worlds

    Wind Cave

    National Park South Dakota

Wildflowers - Stemless Hymenoxys

Stemless Hymenoxys, Butte Marigold - Hymemoxys acaulis, (Tetraneuris acaulis)
Stemless Hymenoxys, Butte Marigold -  Hymemoxys acaulis (Tetraneuris acaulis)
NPS Photo by Jim Pisarowicz
 
The scientific name for the Stemless Hymenoxys is Hymemoxys acaulis. Acaulis means "stemless" and referes to the leafless stalks which bear the flower heads.

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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...