Old Man's Whiskers looking like fictitious science in an open field in the Colorado alpine.
Geum triflorum is a native North American prairie plant in the rose family, most distinguishable not by these stunning fuzzy globe like flowers, but by what occurs after the flowers are pollinated.
Once fertilized, the nodding blooms transform into upright clusters of whispy silver pink plumes that grow from the pistils. Large swaths can turn prairies into fields of mauve haze, lending to its other name, Prairie Smoke.
We will stalk this flower until we see that happen.
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