John Cousins (May)
In the Alps there is a plant called the Ã¢Â.Â.King of the AlpsÃ¢Â.Â. and in my eyes this beautiful Mountain Avens deserves at least Ã¢Â.Â.Queen of OgwenÃ¢Â.Â..
ItÃ¢Â.Â.s Latin title, Dryas Octopetula gives a clue to identification as it has eight petals as well as very distinctive miniature oak-shaped leaves. These plants were at 700m in the Glyders and I havenÃ¢Â.Â.t seen them anywhere else so it always feels like a rare treat to see the old queen!