Prairie Smoke

Wildflower Landscapes
Prairie Smoke by Jennifer Guyton

Image details - Prairie Smoke

Photographer: Jennifer Guyton (see profile)
Competition: Competition-14
Category: Wildflower Landscapes
Location: San Juan National Forest, Colorado, United States


Geum triflorum (prairie smoke, or old man's whiskers), is a beautiful wildflower of America's public lands. This shockingly pink plant blooms in early summer and is mainly pollinated by bumblebees.

I photographed the flowers with wispy seedheads, against a patch of clouds in the sky, like a tiny fire puffing smoke to reflect the plant's common name, on a beautiful mountain trail in the San Juan National Forest, near Durango, in Colorado.


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