Blooming Today (May 26, 2015) : Prairie Smoke (Geum triflorum)

Geum triflorum bears subtly beautiful nodding raspberry colored flowers in earliest spring (late April/early May). It's main attraction, however, is the pink feathery seedheads that follow the bloom. These distinctive seedheads give the plant its common name Prairie Smoke.

A dry prairie native, Prairie Smoke is best adapted to growing in full sun and well drained soil. It's finely divided foliage spreads slowly to form small colonies. The foliage stays low to the ground while the flowers and seedheads are held on stems rising 6"-10" tall.

 USDA Hardiness Zones 3-7.
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