Geum triflorum

(Prairie Smoke)

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Geum triflorum, Sheep Park, Park Co. 9979

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Geum triflorum, Lower Cataract Lake, Summit Co. 0908

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Geum triflorum, Sheep Park, Park Co. 4670

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Geum triflorum, Sheep Park, Park Co. 9971

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Geum triflorum, North Swan River, Summit Co. 4919

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Geum triflorum, Sheep Park, Park Co. 4626

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Geum triflorum, Sheep Park, Park Co. 4633

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Leaves, Geum triflorum, Lower Cataract Lake, Summit Co. 0902

Scientific Name Geum triflorum USDA PLANTS Symbol GETR
Common Name Prairie Smoke ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 24662
Family Rosaceae (Rose) SEINet
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Description 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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Colorado Status:
Native

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