Geum triflorum Pursh
Common Name: PRAIRIE-SMOKE
Coefficient of Conservatism: 8
Coefficient of Wetness: 3
Wetness Index: FACU
Physiognomy: Nt P-Forb
Status: T

Sandy prairies, bluffs, and oak savanna; thin soil over limestone (Drummond Island, Chippewa Co.).

The beautiful head of wind-dispersed fruits with very long plumose styles reminds one of Dryas, an arctic-alpine genus of which two species are known from islands along the north shore of Lake Superior but not from Michigan. (They differ from Geum in having simple leaves and ca. 8 petals and sepals, the latter without associated bractlets.)

Locations

Allegan County
Chippewa County
    Only on Drummond Island
Kent County
Lake County
Montcalm County
Muskegon County
Newaygo County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 17, 2017. http://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=2489.