prairie smoke

(Geum triflorum var. triflorum)

Conservation Status
prairie smoke
 
  IUCN Red List

not listed

     
  NatureServe

NR - Unranked

SNR - Unranked

     
  Minnesota

not listed

     
           
Wetland Indicator Status
     
  Great Plains

FACU - Facultative upland

     
  Midwest

FACU - Facultative upland

     
  Northcentral & Northeast

FACU - Facultative upland

     
           
 
Description
 
 

 

 
     
 

Height

 
 

4 to 16

 
     
 

Flower Color

 
 

Pink to purplish

 
     
 

Similar Species

 
     
     
 
Habitat
 
 

Dry to moderate moisture. Prairies. Full sun.

 
     
 
Biology
 
 

Flowering

 
 

April to June

 
     
 
Use
 
 

 

 
     
 
Distribution
 
 

Distribution Map

 

Sources

2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 28.

 
  5/22/2020      
         
 

Nativity

 
 

Native

 
         
 

Occurrence

 
 

 

 
         
 
Taxonomy
 
  Kingdom Plantae (green algae and land plants)  
  Subkingdom Viridiplantae (green plants)  
  Infrakingdom Streptophyta (land plants and green algae)  
  Superdivision Embryophyta (land plants)  
  Division Tracheophyta (vascular plants)  
  Subdivision Spermatophytina (seed plants)  
  Class Magnoliopsida (dicots)  
  Subclass Rosidae  
  Superorder Rosanae  
 

Order

Rosales (roses, elms, figs, and allies)  
 

Family

Rosaceae (rose)  
  Subfamily Rosoideae  
  Tribe Colurieae  
 

Genus

Geum (avens)  
  Species Geum triflorum (prairie smoke)  
       
 

Subordinate Taxa

 
 

 

 
       
 

Synonyms

 
 

Erythrocoma triflora

Geum ciliatum var. griseum

Sieversia triflora

 
       
 

Common Names

 
 

old man’s whiskers

old-man’s-whiskers
prairie smoke

 
       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       
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Fruit

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  Geum triflorum
Matt Lavin
 
  Geum triflorum  
 
About

Fruit: multiple achenes each with a hairy or plumose beak. The pinnately compound leaves bearing many leaflets each with strongly serrate or dentate margins are distinctive. Perennial herb 10-50 cm tall, flowers nodding and with predominant pink sepals, common in grasslands, meadows, woodlands, in the mountains, including mountain big sagebrush steppe.

 
     
  Prairie Smoke
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  Prairie Smoke  
     
  Geum triflorum PRAIRIE SMOKE
Frank Mayfield
 
  Geum triflorum PRAIRIE SMOKE  

 

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Other Videos
 
  Minnesota Native Plant - Prairie Smoke (Geum Triflorum)
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About

Published on May 26, 2013

Our video shows the Minnesota native, Prairie Smoke, in bloom.

   
       
  Prairie Smoke (Geum triflorum)
PrairieMoonNursery
 
   
 
About

Uploaded on Mar 5, 2010

http://www.prairiemoon.com - The 'smoke' look that we are so fond of in this plant is actually Prairie Smoke (Geum triflorum) going to seed. Flower bud, flower, seed head, and leaves are shown in this short video taken at Prairie Moon Nursery in SE MN.

   
       

 

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