• 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.

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.