The genus name is derived from the mythical wood nymph "Dryad". It contains 3 species of evergreen subshrubs (herbs with a woody lower stem).
Latin name: Dryas octopetala
They grow in full sun and partial shade, in pebbly soils.
Plant in rock gardens.
Propagated by seeds and cuttings.
No disease problems.
Short plant with white flowers borne in late spring and early summer.