White Mountain Avens - Photos Copyright Ward Cameron 2003 - Click to view a larger image White Mountain Avens - Photos Copyright Ward Cameron 2003 - Click to view a larger image White Mountain Avens - Photos Copyright Ward Cameron 2003 - Click to view a larger image White Mountain Avens - Photos Copyright Ward Cameron 2003 - Click to view a larger image 
Click on an image (if available) to see a larger view

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

White Mountain Avens
Dryas octopetala and D. integrifolia

Season: Mid-June to mid-August
Habitat:
 Subalpine on both sides of Continental Divide
Height:
 Creeping Plant

Description: The mountain avens are easily identified by their spreading carpet of oval, evergreen, round-toothed leaves. The leaves are shiny green above, and light below. The flowers grow from short stalks, and are white with 8 petals. The centre of the plant is yellow. The flowers are approximately 2 cm in diametre. Later, they are replaced by a fuzzy seed-head as each seed is attached to a feathery plume. Look for the white mountain avens on dry gravel washes where few other plants are able to survive.

Flower:  

Leaf:  

Fruit/Seed:  

Similar Species: 

Range: 

Search for recent White Mountain Avens sightings

Hire an expert guide to help you locate White Mountain Avens


All Material Ward Cameron 2005

 

 

Birds by Common Name:

 

Birds Listed by Latin Name: