Plants

A yellow flower
Arrowleaf Balsamroot

NPS

Devils Tower National Monument rides high on the plains of northwestern Wyoming. It represents an ecotone: a place where different habitats meet. The forests of the Black Hills, prairies of the Great Plains, and riparian areas of the Belle Fourche River create a myriad of different habitats in the 1,347 acre park. Within these habitats there are more than 500 native and non-native plant species. These plants offer homes and food for our wildlife, prevent erosion of our soils and provide beauty for our eyes.

Wildflowers
View a list of common wildflowers seen along our trails and roads.

Invasive Plants
Many common plants seen in North America today are not native to this continent. When those plants cause disruptions in ecosystems and out-compete native plants, they are considered invasive. We are working to remove these non-native species and encourage native plant communities.

NPSpecies

NPSpecies is an online database of species (plants and animals) that have been documented in your national parks. Visit the NPSpecies website or use the tools below to look up plant and animal lists for Devils Tower National Monument.

 

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A Scientific Opportunity


Have you ever taken a picture of a deer, lizard, or unusual plant? Through a mobile and web-based tool called iNaturalist**, you can now share your photographs online, and people all over the world can help identify your observations. Together, people everywhere will be helping to create a record of life in our parks.

Anyone visiting national park lands with a smartphone or digital camera can turn their photos of plants, animals, fungi, and other “critters” into useful data. Even if participants don’t know exactly which species they recorded, members of the global iNaturalist community work together to crowdsource identifications. Verified records from iNaturalist can be used to update NPSpecies, the official NPS database that documents our knowledge of the occurrence and status of species within each park.

Visit the iNaturalist website to learn more!
iNaturalist Instructions
iNaturalist Instructions(Spanish)
Many thanks to Cabrillo National Monument for letting us link to their videos!

Last updated: August 5, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 10
Devils Tower, WY 82714

Phone:

(307) 467-5283 x635
Devils Tower National Monument Phone Number

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