Taxon  Report   3811    
Geum triflorum  Pursh
Old man's beard,  Old man's whiskers, Prairie smoke
Geum triflorum
© 2003 Steve Matson
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Geum triflorum
© 2003 Steve Matson
Geum triflorum
© 2003 Dianne Fristrom
Geum triflorum, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Geum triflorum
© 2008 Louis-M. Landry
Family: ROSACEAE  
Genus: Geum
Subspecies and Varieties:
Communities: Sagebrush Scrub, Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Subalpine Forest, Northern Juniper Woodland

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Habitat: slopes

Name Status:
Accepted by ICPN + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Erythrocoma canescens
More information about  Geum triflorum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 19, 2019).