As you can see the leaves grow from the base of the plant and are approximately 9" long and fernlike. In fact they remind me of dandelion leaves.
The flowers bloom from late April into June and look a bit like rosehips, they are followed by masses of 2" long pink, wispy, plume-like seed tails.
Prairie Smoke prefers average, well-drained soil and dry to average moisture, in full sun to partial shade making it an excellent choice for my sandy soil. It is hardy from Zone 3 to 9 and can be propagated in fall from seed sown where the plants are grown or by division in late summer. But it is not fussy as I have dug babies in the spring and transplanted them to another location with no problem. You should consider adding this wonderful spring flowering plant to your garden.