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Beneficial Beauties
Photograph by Annie Griffiths Belt

 An old Sioux cure for snakebite—and today a source of echinacea, used against infection—purple coneflowers thrive throughout the Badlands. Even with scant rainfall, more than 200 species of wildflowers find a foothold in the national park. More important, over 50 grass species stitch together the mixed-grass prairie surrounding and winding through the park, including native buffalo grass, blue grama, western wheatgrass, and needle and thread grass.

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Nikon F4
Film Type: Fujichrome Velvia 50
Lens: Nikkor 180mm
Speed and F-Stop: 1/125 @ f/4
Weather Conditions: Overcast
Time of Day: Unrecorded
Lighting Techniques: Natural light


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