Dryas octopetala

Mountain Dryad
Dryas octopetala

Family: Rose (Rosaceae)
AKA: Alpine Rose, Alpine Avens, Eightpetal Mountain Avens
Photo taken on: July 28, 2007
Location: Cottonwood Pass, CO
Life Zones: Alpine
Habitat: Tundra

Grows close to the ground in large colonies with leathery, lobed leaves. Flowers are 1" across with 8 petals. arrow

Dryas octopetala

 

 

The fruit has feathery plumes.

White/Cream Single Flowers