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Eightpetal Mountain-Avens (Dryas octopetala)

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Dryas Octopetala, or more commonly know as Eightpetal Mountain-Avens, is a subshrub shrub forb/herb with dark green foliage and white flowers of the genus Dryas. It has a rapid growth rate and a height of 0.33 feet at maturity. Its duration is perennial which means it will grow year after year. It's active growth period is spring, blooms during late spring and is somewhat tolerant of shade. Dryas Octopetala or Eightpetal Mountain-Avens's floral region is North America US Lower 48 and Alaska, specifically in the states of Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.

  • Category: Dicot
  • Genus: Dryas
  • Family: Rosaceae
  • Order: Rosales
  • Class: Magnoliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Growth Habit: Subshrub Shrub Forb/herb
  • Native Status: L48 (N) AK (N) CAN (N) GL (N)
  • Active Growth Period: Spring
  • After Harvest Regrowth Rate: None
  • Allelopath: No
  • Bloat: None
  • C:N Ratio: Medium
  • Coppice Potential: No
  • Fall Conspicuous: No
  • Fire Resistance: No
  • Flower Color: White
  • Flower Conspicuous: Yes
  • Foliage Color: Dark Green
  • Foliage Porosity Summer: Dense
  • Foliage Porosity Winter: Porous
  • Foliage Texture: Medium
  • Fruit/Seed Color: White
  • Fruit/Seed Conspicuous: Yes
  • Growth Form: Single Stem
  • Growth Rate: Rapid
  • Height at 20 Years Maximum (feet): 1
  • Height Mature (feet): 0.33
  • Leaf Retention: Yes
  • Lifespan: Short
  • Low Growing Grass: No
  • Nitrogen Fixation: Medium
  • Resprout Ability: Yes
  • Shape and Orientation: Decumbent
  • Toxicity: None
  • Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils: Yes
  • Adapted to Fine Textured Soils: No
  • Adapted to Medium Textured Soils: No
  • Anaerobic Tolerance: Low
  • CaCO3 Tolerance: High
  • Cold Stratification Required: Yes
  • Drought Tolerance: Medium
  • Fertility Requirement: Medium
  • Fire Tolerance: Medium
  • Frost Free Days Minimum: 120
  • Hedge Tolerance: Low
  • Moisture Use: Low
  • pH (Minimum): 6
  • pH (Maximum): 9
  • Planting Density per Acre Minimum: 5120
  • Planting Density per Acre Maximum: 20000
  • Precipitation (Minimum): 14
  • Precipitation (Maximum): 32
  • Root Depth Minimum (inches): 12
  • Salinity Tolerance: None
  • Shade Tolerance: Intermediate
  • Temperature Minimum (°F): -5
  • Bloom Period: Late Spring
  • Commercial Availability: Routinely Available
  • Fruit/Seed Abundance: Medium
  • Fruit/Seed Period Begin: Spring
  • Fruit/Seed Period End: Summer
  • Fruit/Seed Persistence: No
  • Propagated by Bare Root: Yes
  • Propagated by Bulbs: No
  • Propagated by Container: Yes
  • Propagated by Corms: No
  • Propagated by Cuttings: Yes
  • Propagated by Seed: Yes
  • Propagated by Sod: No
  • Propagated by Sprigs: No
  • Propagated by Tubers: No
  • Seed per Pound: 453600
  • Seed Spread Rate: Moderate
  • Seedling Vigor: Medium
  • Small Grain: No
  • Vegetative Spread Rate: Rapid




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