Geum triflorum
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Hardiness Zone: 3-7 Height: 0.5-1.5 feet Spread: 0.5-1 foot Sun: Full sun Water: Dry Flowers: Showy flowers Bloom Colour: Pink, Purple Tolerates: Dry soil, drought, deer Culture: Best grown in dry, well-drained soils in full sun. Tolerates light shade and prefers some afternoon shade in hot summers. May be grown in medium moisture, well-drained soils, but often will die out if subjected to wet winter soil conditions. Noteworthy Characteristics: Perhaps the most distinguishing feature of the North American native prairie plant is not the reddish pink to purplish, nodding globular flowers that bloom in late spring, but the fruiting heads which follow. As the flower fades and the seeds begin to form, the styles elongate to form upright, feathery gray tails which collectively resemble a plume or feather duster, all of which has given rise to a large number of regional descriptive common names for this plant such as torch flower, long-plumed purple avens, prairie smoke, lion