This beautiful white flower with yellow center is named from the Greek nymph Dryas.
It is an octopetala or eight petaled flower.
The Dryas is a genus of the perennial cushion form of evergreen dwarf shrubs. It is native to the arctic the alpine region of Europe, Asia, and North America.
1/3 of the cut flowers sold in the European Union are grown in Kenya. What does this have to do with Iceland? In May of 2014 the flower producers have had to destroy about $4 million worth of flowers because of the ash thrown up by the second largest volcano in Iceland.
This volcano is considered the most dangerous of all with modern technology. The particular destructive ash of this volcano can destroy jet engines flying through the ash cloud, so planes do not carry the flowers to Europe or travel to many locations. The year before Kenya’s horticulture industroy brought $924 million into the economy. This volcano is hurting the economy, the jobs of workers, etc. in Kenya.
For your information the volcano is Eyjafjallajokull. This is pronounced: ayah-fiatluh-yok’ut. This word combines three: Island mountain glacier. The name is pronounced quickly.