Prairie Smoke Geum triflorum Prairie Smoke Prairie Smoke (Geum triflorum) is a spring blooming plant most often found in dry rock crevices or dry, rocky soils.  In our area it is found on alvars or limestone pavements.  The pinkish-red flowers are attractive but the grey-pink seed heads are fluffy globes that sway in the breeze.  Plants are very cold and drought tolerant.
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Featured Plant Apios americana (Groundnut or Potato bean) is a vigorous but uncommon vine in the wild.  It has beautiful clusters of pinkish red, fragrant flowers in the summer.  It produces golf-ball sized tubers that are edible when cooked.  It grows in partly shaded thickets on rich moist soils throughout eastern North America.  The rhizomes can spread and the vines grow quickly in a season, so plant it where it won't be in competition with other plants, or put it in a large, deep container in the ground. 
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