Definition of Dryas octopetala

1. Noun. Creeping evergreen shrub with large white flowers; widely distributed in northern portions of Eurasia and North America.

Exact synonyms: Mountain Avens
Group relationships: Dryas, Genus Dryas
Generic synonyms: Subshrub, Suffrutex



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dryas Octopetala

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Drukpa
Drummond
Drummond's sign
Drummond light
Drummond lights
Drunken Fist
Drusilla
Druze
Dryadella
Dryas
Dryas octopetala
Dryden
Drydenesque
Drydenian
Drymarchon
Drymarchon corais
Drymarchon corais couperi
Drymoglossum
Drynaria
Drynaria rigidula
Dryopithecus
Dryopithecus Rudapithecus hungaricus
Dryopteridaceae
Dryopteris
Dryopteris dilatata

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, ..."

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