Sunday, March 8, 2009

Geum triflorum: winter's end

[Photo: Geum triflorum at winter's end.]Geum triflorum, known in English as "prairie smoke", "old man's whiskers", and "three-flowered avens", and in French as benoite à trois fleur is a perennial native to western and central North America. It has dainty rose-violet flowers followed by striking whiskery seed heads.

I bought this prairie smoke plant at Toronto Botanical Garden's spring plant sale last year. Maybe this is wishful thinking, but it seems to me that among the mostly dead ferny foliage from last year I can see a bit of new growth coming up? It didn't bloom last year, but I have high hopes for this year!

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