mountain avens


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mountain avens

n.
1. A creeping evergreen plant (Dryas octopetala) in the rose family, widely distributed in northern Eurasia and North America and having flowers with white petals and feathery seedheads.
2. A herbaceous, compact perennial plant (Geum peckii) in the rose family, found only in parts of New Hampshire and Nova Scotia and having round leaves and cup-shaped yellow flowers.
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mountain avens

n
(Plants) See avens2
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Noun1.mountain avens - creeping evergreen shrub with large white flowersmountain avens - creeping evergreen shrub with large white flowers; widely distributed in northern portions of Eurasia and North America
Dryas, genus Dryas - mountain avens
subshrub, suffrutex - low-growing woody shrub or perennial with woody base
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My analysis of the long-term phenology monitoring data from Tanquary Fiord showed that the midsummer-flowering mountain avens (Dryas integrifolia Vahl) has significantly advanced its flowering and fruiting times over the 20 years of monitoring, while the early spring-flowering purple saxifrage {Saxifraga oppositifolia L.) has not (Panchen and Gorelick, 2015).
Y blodau Arctig Alpaidd oedd un o'r rhesymau eraill - rhai fel y tormaen serennog (Saxifraga stellairs; starry saxifrage), y derig (Dryas octopetala; mountain avens), a brwynddail y mynydd neu lili'r Wyddfa (Lloydia serotina; Snowdon Lily), er mae enw gwyddonol lili'r Wyddfa wedi cael ei newid erbyn hyn i Gagea serotina.
These include the Arctic alpine mountain avens, the Arctic gentian, bird's eye primrose, sedge, two species of violets, the southern species hoary rock rose and, of course, lady's mantle.
For Canada the listing is: Alberta - Wild Rose; British Columbia - Pacific Dogwood; Manitoba - Prairie Crocus; New Brunswick - Purple Violet; Newfoundland and Labrador - Pitcher Plant; Northwest Territories - Mountain Avens; Nova Scotia - Mayflower; Nunavut - Purple Saxifrage; Ontario - White Trillium; Prince Edward Island - Lady's Slipper, Quebec - Blue Flag; Saskatchewan - Western Red Lily; Yukon - Fireweed.
urbanum, (Herb Bennet or Wood Avens) and Dryas octopetula, (Mountain Avens) are all common in Britain but in recent years hybridisation has given rise to an increasing variety of new flower colours.