Mountain avens is the common name for dwarf, trailing or mat-forming shrubs in genus Dryas of the rose family (Rosaceae). The genus includes about 4 species found mainly at higher altitudes of the Northern Hemisphere. Three are native to Canada. Furry, evergreen leaves, a single decorative flower and a mat-forming ability make mountain avens popular for rock gardens. They may be grown from cuttings, tuft division and from seed, particularly in sandy soil. The very hardy species D. integrifolia was chosen (1957) as the floral emblem of the NWT, where it is abundant and blooms from June to July. It grows on rocky, barren slopes in the mountains of BC and Alberta, and throughout the territories and the arctic archipelago. This species has a corolla of white petals with a yellow centre. See also Provincial floral emblems.
- MLA 8TH EDITION
- Arseneault, Céline. "Mountain Avens". The Canadian Encyclopedia, 19 September 2014, Historica Canada. www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/mountain-avens. Accessed 06 December 2021.
- APA 6TH EDITION
- Arseneault, C. (2014). Mountain Avens. In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/mountain-avens
- CHICAGO 17TH EDITION
- Arseneault, Céline. "Mountain Avens." The Canadian Encyclopedia. Historica Canada. Article published February 07, 2006; Last Edited September 19, 2014.
- TURABIAN 8TH EDITION
- The Canadian Encyclopedia, s.v. "Mountain Avens," by Céline Arseneault, Accessed December 06, 2021, https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/mountain-avens
|Article by||Céline Arseneault|
|Published Online||February 7, 2006|
|Last Edited||September 19, 2014|