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Eightpetal Mountain-avens
Scientific Name: Dryas octopetala L.
Family: Rosaceae
Eightpetal  Mountain-avens (Dryas  octopetala)
Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. Illustrated flora of the northern states and Canada. Vol. 2: 273. Courtesy of Kentucky Native Plant Society.
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 1-6,36-45
USDA: 2-7

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Circumpolar

Growth Habits: Perennial shrubby ground cover for rock gardens, 2 to 3 inches tall (5-7 cm), up to 4 inches tall (10 cm) when blooming, freely rooting woody branches; leaves green upper surface and a white, fuzzy under surface, 0.4 to 1.4 inches long (1-3.5 cm)

Watering Needs: Light water

Propagation: Layering in early spring, cuttings in summer, fresh seeds

The Dryas octopetala var. argentea has a felted upper surface.

Blooming Habits:
White flowers with golden stamens, 0.8 inches in diameter (2 cm) in early summer, 8 (occasionally 9) petals. It is followed by a fluffy seedhead.

Fruiting Habits:

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