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Dryas  octopetala L.   
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FamilyROSACEAE
Genus species var.Dryas  octopetala L. 
SynonymsDryas babingtoniana A.E.Porsild
 Dryas eriopoda Gand.
 Dryas punctata Juz.
Territory
grassland and scree
Altitudearctic-alpine
Description leaves petiolate, elliptic to suborbiculate, coriaceous, abaxially white tomentose, adaxially pilose or glabrous, obtusely serrate, flowers 15-25mm across, petals obovate
Size5-10cm
Colorwhite
Bloomsummer
Ca+
Typeshrub, carpet
Cultivationgravelly, humous, moist, semi-shady site
alpine house, moist, humous, gravelly soil, semi-shade
Propagationseed in winter, germ. 1-3 months, 16-21°C
cuttings in late summer; layering in early spring
BibliographyTutin T.G.(ed.) Flora Europaea (1964-1980)
Euro+Med PlantBase www.emplantbase.org
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