This section is from the book "The Standard Cyclopedia Of Horticulture Vol2", by L. H. Bailey. See also: Western Garden Book: More than 8,000 Plants - The Right Plants for Your Climate - Tips from Western Garden Experts.
(after Thomas Francois Dalibard, French botanist). Rosdceae. A low-growing native hardy herbaceous perennial, with foliage resembling violet and flowers like those of a strawberry, sometimes grown in borders and rock-gardens.
This monotypic genus has lately been referred to Rubus, but it differs in habit, in the carpels being usually well defined instead of indefinite and the achenes dry instead of drupaceous: flowers 1 or 2 on a scape-like peduncle, white, and also others that are.
Fig. 1217. Dalibarda repens. (X 1/2) cleistogamous and apetalous on short curved peduncles; calyx 5-6-parted, 3 of the parts larger; petals 5; stamens many; ovaries 5-10.
Linn. (Rubus Dalibarda, Linn.). Fig. 1217. Tufted, creeping: leaves heart-shaped, wavy-toothed: flowers white, 1 or 2 on each scape; calyx 5-6-parted, 3 of the divisions larger and toothed; petals 5; stamens numerous; pistils 5-10. Common in woods in New Brunswick, Ont. and south and west to N. J., Pa., Ohio and Minn. - It blooms June-Aug. It is a slow-growing plant, thriving in a deep fibrous soil and sheltered position; little grown. In Fig. 1217, a shows the perfect flower; b, c, achenes of the cleistogamous flowers
L. H. B