Common name: Hooker’s Mountain avens (formerly classified as White mountain-avens  / Eightpetal mountain-avens)

And for discussion about this specimen and revised taxonomies for North American Dryas spp., see: https://inaturalist.ca/observations/130543458

Family: Rosacea

Information:  This plant is found in the alpine in dry to mesic rocky areas such as scree slopes, ridges, and heaths (Douglas, G.W. et al.). Although this plant does flower at some point during the summer, in this image only the evergreen leaves are visible.

Photo: A southwest facing ridge top in Southern Chilcotin Mtns Provincial park at an approx. elevation of 2100. N. Hewitt, July 28 2019.


Sources and additional resources:


Klinkenberg, Brian. (Ed.) 2020. E-Flora BC: Electronic Atlas of the Plants of British Columbia [eflora.bc.ca]. http://linnet.geog.ubc.ca/Atlas/Atlas.aspx?sciname=Dryas%20octopetala. Accessed: 2020-05-12.

Douglas, G.W. et al., The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia, in Klinkenberg, Brian. (Ed.) 2020. E-Flora BC: Electronic Atlas of the Plants of British Columbia [eflora.bc.ca]. Accessed: 2020-05-12.