West Highland Flora

Mountain Avens


Dryas octopetala

 

Dryas octopetala

Photo Carl Farmer
23 May 2004 Suardal, Skye
Flower c 2.5 cm across

Locally plentiful on limestone rock

Flower diameter c 3 cm, leaves c 1-1.5 cm

ID: 8 white petals

Other features: Creeping shrub that covers areas of rock.  Leaves hairless and glossy above with crinkled appearance, white woolly beneath.

 

Dryas octopetala

Photo Carl Farmer
4 May 2002 Suardal, Skye


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