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Geum triflorum

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Geum triflorum

Species Name: Geum triflorum
Common Name: Old Man's Whiskers, Prairie Smoke

Nodding globe like flowers that range in color from a reddish-pink to purple. Seed heads form feathery pink clusters similar to the Apache Plume. Good for high elevations. Spreads by rhizomes.

Plant Family: Rosaceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 1-1.5' H x 1.5' W
Growth Habit: Upright
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full to part sun; Afternoon sun inland"
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to occasional
Cold Hardy to: 9500'
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Reddish pink
Endangered?:
Distribution: Klamath Ranges, High Cascade Range, northern and central High Sierra Nevada, Great Basin
Natural Habitat: Dry meadow edges, sagebrush scrub, open yellow pine forest.

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