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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.

area wildlife + plants

Acmon Blue
Plebejus acmon

Habitat:  These butterflies love to lounge by mud puddles

Description:  The Acmon Blue is very similar in appearance to the Melissa Blue.  Both species have dull undersides with an orange band and bright blue inner wings.  However the Acmon blue is typically smaller in size and also has orange band across the inside of its hind wing.

Size:  20-25mm

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