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I was hiking up to Community Caves in Spearfish Canyon and all the flowers were in bloom.  I got some great shots of the Goatsbeard, also called yellow salsify.  I have been calling this giant dandelion looking plant milkweed every since I was a kid.  However, I learned the correct name from my copy of Plants of the Black Hills and Bear Lodge Mountains.

photo of Goatsbeard Plant flower

Goatsbeard Flower

I’ve probably called it that because it bleeds a milky substance when you break the stem.  This is not a native plant to North America, it was introduced from Europe.  I think is fits in just perfect.  I hope you enjoy my pictures.

image yellow slasify black hills national forest south dakota

About the author: Josh loves to take pictures and share them on his South Dakota and the Black Hills blogs.  Plus he enjoys traveling with his family any chance he gets.

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