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Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia
Dalibarda repens L.
False Violet, Robin runaway
USDA Symbol: dare
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
A low creeping plant with 1 white flower on each reddish, leafless stalk.
This northern species, found in cool woods and boggy areas, will grow in wet bog gardens. Its violet-like appearance accounts for the common name. Violets (Viola), though, have bilaterally symmetrical flowers, whereas members of the rose family have radially symmetrical flowers.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug
CT , MA , MD , ME , MI , NC , NH , NJ , NY , OH , PA , RI , VA , VT , WV Canada: NB
, QC Native Distribution:
Ontario east to Nova Scotia, south to North Carolina, and northwest to Ohio, Michigan, and Minnesota. Native Habitat:
Woods and boggy areas. USDA Native Status: L48(N), CAN(N)
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Part Shade , Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist , Wet
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff