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The Dryas Plant

These plants are informally known as “Little Einsteins”. Before blooming, they look like twisted tufts of white hair.  The image below is a Dryas in full bloom, before deseeding.  Similar to the dandelion, the Dryas distributes it’s seeds through the wind.  Unlike the dandelion, the Dryas is a “nitrogen fixer”, meaning that decomposition leaves a nitrogen rich soil vital to the successive process of the boreal eco-system.  Aside from that, they are cool looking plants, which are found just about everywhere.