• An aerial view of Old Faithful erupting taken from Observation Point with the Old Faithful Inn to the side.


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Plants and Wildflowers

Fireweed growing between burnt trees
Fireweed growing between burnt trees

Yellowstone is home to more than 1,350 species of vascular plants, of which 218 are non-native.

Wildflowers (84KB pdf)

Yellowstone Sand Verbena

Exotic Vegetation Management in Yellowstone (318 KB pdf)

For more information on plants in Yellowstone visit the Greater Yellowstone Science Learning Center.

Did You Know?

Bison in Yellowstone.

There are more people hurt by bison than by bears each year in Yellowstone. Park regulations state that visitors must stay at least 25 yards away from bison or elk and 100 yards away from bears.