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Dryas octopetala


Dryas octopetala (Dryas octopetala)

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That's a new one on me, Sbg.

16 Aug, 2014

 

it was to me too. I had to ask for an id on here. It looks like it might be a good doer. :o)

16 Aug, 2014

 

It is worth thinking about Spritz, I love mine and its now about 16 years old the seed heads are lovely as well as the pretty flowers.

17 Aug, 2014

 

Is it an alpine?

18 Aug, 2014

 

Yes its a flowering alpine plant and I understand its from the Rosaceae family. I have also found it its other names which are Mountain avens and Creeping oak

18 Aug, 2014

 

It does look pretty. I wonder how it got the 'octopetala' name - has it got 8 petals?

19 Aug, 2014

 

Yes you have it Spritz I looked it up and this is what came up.
The specific epithet octopetala derives from the Greek octo (eight) and petalon (petal), referring to the eight petals of the flower, an unusual number in the Rosaceae, where five is the normal number.

19 Aug, 2014

 

Do count them, won't you, Denise! ;-) Don't forget that plants can't read, lol.

20 Aug, 2014

 

Ha ha Spritz, If you want me to send you a piece let me know.

20 Aug, 2014

 

Yes please!!!!! :-))))

21 Aug, 2014

 

Pm me your postal name and address and I will pop a root in the post

21 Aug, 2014

 

OK, many thanks. :-)

22 Aug, 2014



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