Stems very slender, much tufted, several inches long. Leaves downy-pubescent on both sides, three-fourths to 2 inches broad, long petioled, ovate-orbicular, cordate, the margin with low, blunt or sometimes mucronu-late crenations; stipules setaceous. The scapelike peduncles 1 to 5 inches long, bearing one or two large, perfect white flowers, each flower about one-half of an inch broad; calyx deeply five or six-parted, three of the divisions larger than the other two or three; petals five; stamens numerous. Fruit composed of five to ten nearly dry drupelets, inclosed by the calyx segments. Stems also have short, recurved peduncles bearing several or numerous small cleistogamous flowers.

In rich woods, Nova Scotia to Minnesota, south to Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio and Michigan. Flowering from June to September.

Memoir 15 N. Y. State Museum

Plate 97

 b. dalibarda; dew drop or false violet Dalibarda repens

b. dalibarda; dew drop or false violet Dalibarda repens