Dryas octopetala

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Dryas octopetala
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Scienteefic classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae
Genus: Dryas
Species: D. octopetala
Binomial name
Dryas octopetala
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Dryas octopetala (Muntain day's-ee) is an arctic-alpine flouerin plant in the faimily Rosaceae. It is a smaa prostrate evergreen subshrub furmin lairge colonies. The specific epithet octopetala derives frae the Greek octo (aicht) an petalon (petal), referrin tae the aicht petals o the flouer, an unuisual nummer in the Rosaceae, whaur five is the normal nummer. However, flouers wi up tae 16 petals an aa occur naiturally.

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