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Directory of Wildflowers

Prairie Smoke
Geum trifloum

Prairie Smoke in flower
Prairie Smoke in flower

Quick Profile

Exposure
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
 
Mature Height
12 Inches
 
USDA Hardiness Zones
3 - 7 
 
Native To:
Illinois
Iowa
Michigan
Wisconsin
 
Soil Conditions
Dry
Moist, Well-Drained
 
Bloom Color
Pink
 
Bloom Season
April - June
 

Features

Oddly-shaped (round with appendages), deep rosy pink flowers, followed by seeds with long plumes (like puffs of smoke); dissected leaves.

Culture

Full sun to partial shade; moist, well drained sites. Prairie Smoke tolerates some dryness.

Notes

Found in prairies. Can spread underground, but usually not rapidly. Listed as threatened in Michigan.