Montana Outdoors

June 1, 2018

Prairie Smoke

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Prairie Smoke aka Old Man's Whiskers

Prairie Smoke AKA Old Man's Whiskers

Prairie Smoke aka Old Man's Whiskers

Prairie Smoke aka Old Man's Whiskers

Prairie Smoke, Old Man’s whiskers ~ Geum triflorum

These are also sometimes called “Purple Avens” or “Old Man’s Whiskers”. The species name triflorum (three-flowered) comes from their usual cluster of three flowers. When they grow in groups, the “feathery” appearance of the fruits gives an impression of low-lying smoke.

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