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Dryas drummondii
Yellow Mountain Avens
Zone 2 to Zone 9
Plant Shapes: Carpet

Yellow Mountain Avens is native to the mountains of North America, usually growing in gravel or sandy soil. It forms a low spreading mat or carpet of small, glossy evergreen leaves, the woody stems rooting along the ground where they touch. Small nodding yellow flowers appear in late spring followed by feathery seedheads that can be dried for floral arrangements. At home in a well-drained rock garden, also useful for edging pathways or growing between paving stones. Plants are not usually happy about being divided. Self-rooted stems may be moved to a new site in the spring.

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Conditions     Appearance    
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
  Partial Shade

Soil Type

Soil pH

Soil Moisture

Care Level

Foot Traffic

Rate of Spread
Flower Colour

Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring

Foliage Color
  Deep Green

Plant Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Between Flagstones
  Drought Tolerant
  Ground Cover
  Wild Flower

Flower Head Size

   10-15 cm
   4-6 inches

   30-60 cm
   12-23 inches

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