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"Prairie Smoke"

This is one of my all-time favorite wildflowers, prairie smoke (Geum triflorum). It looks like this before it opens into the more "smoke-like" form. It is also known as 3-flowered aven or Old Man's Whiskers. Taken along Castlewood Canyon Road in Douglas County, Colorado.

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