"Nothing is more eye catching than a wispy sweeps of pink seed head across the landscape in spring that will make it appear as if the blooms are rising from the ground and blowing away in the wind as it’s common name, Prairie Smoke, suggests. Care has to be placed for its short height due to competition of taller species, yet on the flipside it can survive sandy to gravely soil in dry to mesic conditions tolerating a wider range of habitats.
The flowers are cross-pollinated by bumblebees, which seek primarily nectar from the flowers. These insects are strong enough to force their way into the flowers.
Soil Type: Clay/Loam/Sand
Soil Conditions: Wet Mesic-Dry
Flower Color: Pink
Light: Full sun
Credits: Info courtesy of Pizzo Native Nursery and IllinoisWildflowers.Info; Photo courtesy of Julia Bunn