Geum triflorum

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Geum triflorum
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Geum triflorum (Olympic National Park)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae
Genus: Geum
Species: G. triflorum
Binomial name
Geum triflorum

Geum triflorum, (three-flowered avens, old man's whiskers, or prairie smoke) is a spring perennial herbaceous plant of North America from northern Canada to California and east to New York.

Some Plateau Indian tribes used three-flowered avens to treat tuberculosis.[1]

The descriptive name, Prairie Smoke, comes from its unusual feathery mauve seed heads that resemble plumes of smoke.[2]


  1. ^ Hunn, Eugene S. (1990). Nch'i-Wana, "The Big River": Mid-Columbia Indians and Their Land. University of Washington Press. p. 353. ISBN 0-295-97119-3. 
  2. ^ Nina Cummings, ed. (2011). Native Landscaping Takes Root in Chicago. p. 13.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)

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