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Three-Flowered Aven

Geum triflorum
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Habitat: Dry grassy areas.

Description: Divides at the base into three lobes, the uppermost is the largest.  Has only a few opposet stem leaves.  3 pink-purple nodding flowers grow off of long stiles.

Size: 30-60cm tall.

Fun Facts:  The Blackfoot used to crush the seeds of Three-Flowered Avens to make perfume.

Source:  Johnson D., L. Kershaw, A. MacKinnon, and J. Pojar.  Plants of the Wester Boreal Forest and Aspen Parkland.  1995.  Lone Pine Publishing.

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Castor canadensis
Dark brown, with lighter under parts. Short legs, webbed back feet, and a large, flat, scaly tail.
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