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Dalibarda repens (False violet)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Dalibarda repens

Dalibarda repens L.

False Violet, Robin Runaway

Rosaceae (Rose Family)

Synonym(s): Rubus repens


USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)

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.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug


USA: CT , MA , MD , ME , MI , NC , NH , NJ , NY , OH , PA , RI , VA , VT , WV
Canada: NB , NS , ON , PE , 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.

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Part Shade , Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist , Wet


Conspicuous Flowers: yes

Additional resources

USDA: Find Dalibarda repens in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Dalibarda repens in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Dalibarda repens


Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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