any creeping plant belonging to the genus Dryas, of the rose family, having solitary white or yellow flowers, comprising the mountain avens.
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Temperatures plunged back toward nearly glacial-era conditions for a more than 1,000-year period known as the Younger dryas, named for a wildflower that flourished in the frosty conditions of Europe in that era.The Atlantic’s vital currents could collapse. Scientists are racing to understand the dangers. | James Temple | December 14, 2021 | MIT Technology Review
Colder and marshy situations, where there is no reflected heat, produce Pedicularis hirsuta and flammea, with dryas octopetala.Lachesis Lapponica | Carl von Linn
But dryas chasing a dog who had stolen some meat rushed out-doors, met Daphnis and brought him home.Essays on the Greek Romances | Elizabeth Hazelton Haight
The first signal from the mother, a mellow, solicitous coo-ee transforms them into immovable pebbles or tufts of dryas.Life Histories of North American Shore Birds, Part 1 (of 2) | Arthur Cleveland Bent
The mountain avens, dryas octopetala, belongs to the same nat.
He played too the melody of Dionysus and to it dryas footed the dance of the vintage.Essays on the Greek Romances | Elizabeth Hazelton Haight