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A low tufted perennial downy-pubescent herb, with simple long-petioled ovate-orbicular cordate and crenate leaves, scape-like peduncles bearing I or 2 large perfect white flowers, and short recurved peduncles bearing several or numerous small cleistogamous flowers. Calyx deeply 5-6-parted, its divisions somewhat unequal, the 3 larger ones commonly toothed. Petals 5, sessile, soon deciduous. Stamens numerous. Pistils 5-10; style terminal. Drupelets 5-10, nearly dry, enclosed at length in the connivent calyx-segments. [Named in honor of Thos. Fran. Dalibard, a French botanist of the 18th century.]
A monotypic genus of northeastern North America.
Dalibarda repens L. Sp. Pl. 491. 1753. Rubus Dalibarda L. Sp. Pl. Ed. 2, 708. 1762.
Dalibarda violaeoides Michx. Fl. Bor. Am. 1: 299. 1803.
Stems slender, unarmed, much tufted, several inches long. Leaves pubescent on both sides, 9"-2' in diameter, the crenations low, obtuse or sometimes mucronulate; stipules setaceous; flowers 4"-5" broad; peduncles slender, 1 1/2'-5' long; achenes oblong, pointed, slightly curved, minutely roughened, 2" long, rather more than \" in thickness.