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A cluster of mountain aven blossoms reach for the sun above a bed of oak-like leaves. If you've ever hiked the mountains of western Canada, chances are your path was lined with roses; the tiny white and yellow flowers that carpeted the landscape as far as the eye could see. The mountain aven is a dwarf member of the rose family that grows at higher altitudes throughout the Northern Hemisphere in Canada, and in the Alps and the Arctic. Its genus was inspired by the Greek oak-nymph dryad, to reflect the oak-like shape of its leaves.

Dryas integrifolia is a particularly hardy species that was declared the official floral emblem of the Northwest Territories in 1957. Its short wood stems support individual flowers that spring into bloom as soon as the snow melts. They are heliotropic, following the sun's path across the sky to absorb maximum solar energy, which ensures this delicate yet hardy rose thrives in its challenging climate.

• Mintage: 1,300

• 2011 $350 Mountain Avens Fine Gold Coin

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