|Scientific Name||Geum triflorum||USDA PLANTS Symbol||GETR|
|Common Name||Prairie Smoke||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||24662|
Life zones and habitat: Montane and subalpine (6400 to 12500 ft.); meadows, streamsides, forest openings.
Plant: Erect perennial 6 to 16 inches tall.
Leaves: Basal, hairy leaves, pinnately compound into oblong, irregularly lobed, fern-like segments, each segment up to 2 inches long; few small laciniate stem leaves.
Inflorescence: Cyme of nodding blossoms on peduncles; 5 pink, reflexed, narrow bractlets subtending blossom with 5 pink, hairy reflexed sepals that hide pinkish-yellow petals and many stamens; plume of hairy, pink styles at maturity.
Bloom Period: June and July.
References: "A Field Guide to Wildflowers of the Rocky Mountains" by Carl Schreier, "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield and SEINet.
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Banner photo: Ten Mile Range and Rhodiola integrifolia (King’s Crown) in Summit County