Geum triflorum

Common name: Prairie Smoke

Native plant

A soft, hairy plant growing up to 12" tall with fern-like, pinnately divided, green leaves. The fruiting stage of Prairie Smoke wins admirers at first sight. Large stands of the plant create an effect that resembles smoke hovering close to the ground.  Blooms in spring to early summer, will spread slowly from its roots in well-drained, dry to wet-mesic soils. It prefers full to partial sun.


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Price Level: 
Perennial- Specialty Species Tier 2
Sizing Options: 
Flat of 18 (pints)
1 Gallon

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Plant Details

Plant type


Soil type

Dry Mesic, Mesic (Not too Wet Not too Dry)

Light exposure

Full Sun, Partial Sun / Part Shade

Bloom period


Urban environment

Harsh Exposure Tolerant


Prairie Grasslands

Growth form

Ground cover, Rhizomatous/stoloniferous

Growth rate


Flower color


Fall color

Russet Orange


Mature height
8 Inches
Mature width
1 Feet
Max height
1 Feet
Max width
6 Feet

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