• 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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Natural Entrance of Wind Cave

Winds caused by changes in barometric pressure are what give Wind Cave its name. These winds have been measured at the cave's walk-in entrance at over 70 mph. The winds at the natural entrance of the cave attracted the attention of Native Americans and early settlers.