• 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.

Did You Know?

Sign used at Wind Cave in 1903 when the cave became a national park.

Wind Cave is the first cave in the world to be designated as a national park. That occurred on January 9, 1903.