Definition of Dryas octopetala
1. Noun. Creeping evergreen shrub with large white flowers; widely distributed in northern portions of Eurasia and North America.
Group relationships: Dryas, Genus Dryas
Generic synonyms: Subshrub, Suffrutex
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Literary usage of Dryas octopetala
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1. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States, Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Addison Brown (1913)
"Type species : dryas octopetala L. Flowers white ; sepals linear. ... dryas octopetala L. White Mountain Avens. Fig. 2284. dryas octopetala L. Sp. Pl. 501. ..."
2. English Botany; Or, Coloured Figures of British Plants, with Their Essential by James Edward Smith, James Sowerby (1798)
"Cal. in 5 to 8 equal segments. Petals 5 to 8. Seeds with long feathery awns. SPEC. CHAR. Petals eight. Leaves simple, serrated. SYN. dryas octopetala. Linn. ..."
3. The English Rock-garden by Reginald John Farrer (1919)
"dryas octopetala. garden also as to provide just that company and stimulating rivalry which the capricious beauty so misses when planted in splendid chilly ..."
4. The Great Ice Age and Its Relation to the Antiquity of Man by James Geikie (1894)
"(F*lants) dryas octopetala, Betula nana. From these facts considered that he had evidence of an inter- epoch. The lower blue till is very thick, ..."