Geum triflorum
Family: Rosaceae
old-man's-whiskers, prairie-smoke
Geum triflorum image
Merel R. Black  
Etymology: Geum: an ancient Latin name used by Pliny for this group
Plants: erect, perennial, 4"-16" tall, hairy forb
Leaves: basal leaves 4"-8" long, pinnately-divided into 7-17 progressively larger leaflets; stem with a few small leaves
Flowers: pink to purplish, 5-parted, 1" long, petals longer than the sepals; inflorescence of several flowers, nodding when young; blooms April-June
Fruits: dry seeds at the ends of long, thread-like styles
Habitat: full sun; dry to moderate moisture; prairies, woods; in sandy, loamy soil
Conservation Status: Native