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Yellow or Orange Flowers ( Low, Matted, or Creeping Plants )
Rose Family (Rosaceae)

Yellow Mountain Avens
Dryas drummondii

Season: Summer
Habitat:
 Montane Dry Gravel Washes
Height:
 Up to 10 cm

Description: Often forming carpet-like coverings along gravel washes and river banks, this pretty yellow nodding flower is one of our more hardy residents. Hairy stems rise 15 to 25 cm above the ground, terminating in a nodding yellow flower. The base of the flower has 8-10 hairy sepals which cradle a similar number of yellow petals. The petals are later replaced by blonde-coloured, fluffy seeds. On the plant, they are often nodding in nature and grow in a spiral, looking like a blonde ponytail and earning the nickname "ponytail flower". The deep green, evergreen leaves grow in a dense carpet beneath the flowers. They have a coarsely toothed margin, and are prominently veined. The carpet spreads by means of a woody, trailing stem.

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