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.

29 Dalib rda L Sp Pl 491 1753 648

1. Dalibarda Rčpens L. Dalibarda. Dew-Drop

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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.

In woods, Nova Scotia to Minnesota, south to Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio and Michigan. Plant resembling a low violet. Robin-runaway. June-Sept.