Prairie Smoke, Geum triflorum


Among the most whimsical of all prairie flowers, prairie smoke is an important early blooming resident of dry prairie environments. Often found on rocky hillsides, its flowers first emerge like the sleeping heads of a red dragon. Bumblebees are the only pollinators strong enough to cross pollenate prairie smoke, but once their work is done, the flower will erupt into its marvelous plumbs of pink awns.

Prairie smoke grows well in dry settings where it will not face much competition from larger more aggressive plants.

Life Cycle: Perennial
Size: 8 inches
Sun: Full, Partial
Soil: Medium-Wet, Medium, Medium-Dry, Dry
Bloom Time: April, May, June
Advantages: Pollinator Favorite Deer Resistant Highly recommended for home gardens

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