Saturday, March 24, 2012

Three Flowered Avens: Prairie Smoke

Spring, and a windy day in Grasslands National Park. The guide was showing teepee rings, but stopped beside this delicate pink prairie wildflower to point out Three Flowered Avens, aka Prairie Smoke.

Even blurred by wind, and obscured by a small camera with dying battery, the tri-structure is clear: One stalk branches into three; three flowers form. (I like the slight blur, too — it looks so much more like smoke!)

Prairie Smoke in the wind
(If these look vaguely familiar, perhaps that's because a crop from this picture of the three flowered avens, or prairie smoke, is featured in the banner for this site, and the intro post.)

Prairie Wildflower: Three-Flowered Avens - Prairie Smoke 
Location: Grasslands National Park, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Photo Date: June 26, 2011. 


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