• Wind Cave National Park - Two Worlds

    Wind Cave

    National Park South Dakota

Wildflowers - Wild Bergamot

Wild Bergamot, Horsemint, Beebalm, Monarda fistulosa
Wild Bergamot, Horsemint, Beebalm - Monarda fistulosa
NPS Photo by Jim Pisarowicz
 
Wild Bergamot contains the natural antiseptic, thymol, commonly used in mouthwashes. Plains Indians used Wild Bergamot for its antiseptic properties.

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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...