One of my favorite wildflowers I discovered during my trip to Yellowstone National Park in 2011 was Prairie Smoke (Geum Triflorum). When I first spotted it – I had no clue what it was – but I knew I wanted to take lots of photographs of it. I couldn’t remember ever seeing a wildflower with the combination of uniquely shaped flowers, fuzzy texture and fascinating leaf structure that reminded me of antlers!
Prairie Smoke, also known as Old Man’s Whiskers and Purple Avens, is a member of the Rose family. Native to much of the Northern and Western United States and Canada, this wonderful wildflower grows to about 18″ tall. It is easily identified by its bell shaped fuzzy reddish-purple flowers. After pollination, the flowers turn upward to aid dispersal of the seeds. The flowers are less than 3/4″ wide. The leaves are up to 7″ long and divided into multiple toothed segments.
Many Native American tribes used Prairie Smoke for medicinal purposes. It was used to treat wounds and coughs. An infusion of the roots was often used to treat sore eyes. It was often given to horses as a stimulant before a race and the seeds were used to create perfume.
Until June 30, SAVE 20% off the regular prices for Prairie Smoke. The photograph is available through my website in two sizes of gallery-wrapped canvases.
Save $ 11 on the 10X10″ Canvas – regular price $ 55 – June Photo of the Month Price – $ 44.00
Save $ 90 on the 20X20″ Canvas – regular price $ 447 – June Photo of the Month Price – $ 357.00
Free shipping to U.S. Addresses for either size photograph.
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