• 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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Bull Elk

Elk were the most widely distributed member of the deer family in North America and spread from the Atlantic to the Pacific, from Mexico to northern Alberta. Elk began to disappear in the eastern United States in the early 1800s. More...