Montana Outdoors

June 1, 2018

Prairie Smoke

Filed under: Wildflowers — Tags: , , — montucky @ 9:45 am

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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May 6, 2013

Today’s flora & fauna

On today’s walk with the canine member of the family:

Prairie Smoke, Old Man's Whiskers, Purple Avens

Prairie Smoke, Old Man’s Whiskers, Purple Avens, Geum triflorum

Field Chickweed

Field Chickweed, Cerastium arvense

Early blue violet

Early blue violet, Viola adunca

Small Bluebells, Long-flower Bluebells

Long-flower Bluebells, Mertensia longiflora

Bighorn Sheep

Bighorn Sheep, Ovis canadensis

Bighorn Sheep

Bighorn Sheep

Bighorn Sheep

May 25, 2012

Prairie Smoke

Filed under: Wildflowers — Tags: , , , — montucky @ 10:25 pm

Prairie Smoke, Old Man's Whiskers, Purple Avens

Prairie Smoke, Old Man's Whiskers, Purple Avens

Prairie Smoke, Old Man's Whiskers, Purple Avens

Prairie Smoke, Old Man's Whiskers, Purple Avens

Prairie Smoke, Old Man’s Whiskers, Purple Avens, Geum triflorum, May 20

Prairie smoke seeds

Fruits or seed heads of the Prairie Smoke, June 2008

July 16, 2011

Wildflowers of summer (5)

Forget-me-not

Forget-me-not

Forget-me-not ~ Myosotis scorpioides

Wooly Groundsel

Wooly Groundsel ~ Packera cana

Harebell, bluebell bellflower, bluebell-of-Scotland

Harebell, bluebell bellflower, bluebell-of-Scotland

Harebell, Bluebell Bellflower, Bluebell-of-Scotland ~ Campanula rotundifolia

Prairie Smoke seed heads

Prairie Smoke seed heads

Prairie Smoke seed head

Flying flowers

Flying flowers ~ Western Checkerspots ~ Euphydryas chalcedona




June 10, 2011

Wildflowers of spring (10)

Prairie Smoke

Prairie Smoke

Prairie Smoke ~ Geum triflorum 6/1

Great Polemonium, Royal Jacob's-ladder, Salmon Polemonium

Great Polemonium, Royal Jacob’s-ladder, Salmon Polemonium ~ Polemonium carneum 6/1

Meadow Hawkweed

Meadow Hawkweed ~ Hieracium caespitosum 6/2

American Vetch

American Vetch ~ Vicia americana 6/2

Prickly Rose

Prickly Rose

Prickly Rose ~ Rosa acicularis 6/2

May 5, 2010

Prairie Smoke

Prairie Smoke

Prairie Smoke

Prairie Smoke

Prairie SmokePrairie smoke, Old man’s whiskers, Purple avens, Geum triflorum; Rose family

These are blooming now at the east end of Dog Lake on the Flathead Indian Reservation. I found the color variation to be interesting (it’s not something I did with the photos). I will post photos later of the seed heads: they are quite interesting.

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