Plants

Clouds in the sky on an otherwise sunny day looking out over the prairie.
Prairie Scene

NPS Photo by Larry Frederick

Imagine yourself surrounded by a sea of grass, softly illuminated by golden-tinged afternoon sunlight. A gentle breeze brings the sweet vanilla scent of the ponderosa pine. As your eyes scan the prairie, you discover not only its signature grasses, but a wide variety of delicate wildflowers. Creamy-white sego lilies, purple coneflowers, and golden-yellow sunflowers add intermittent splashes of color to the carpet of green and brown grasses. All these experiences and more can be yours when you take time to discover the "sunny side" of Wind Cave National Park.


A list of the types of plants found within Wind Cave National Park.

  • Cacti / Desert Succulents
  • Ferns
  • Grasses
  • Lichens
  • Mosses and Liverworts
  • Mushrooms and Other Fungi
  • Trees and Shrubs
  • Wildflowers
  • Seed Study
  • Wildflowers

    A more comprehensive list coming soon.

Last updated: January 6, 2018

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26611 US Highway 385
Hot Springs, SD 57747

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