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Wikijunior:Summer Flowers of Northern New England/Dalibarda repens

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(Dalibarda repens)
Dewdrop flower (closeup)
Top view of a Dewdrop flower and leaves
Dewdrop is a plant that grows in the forests and stays low to the ground. The flowers are white with five petals. From the center of the flower spring several thread-like objects call stamens (stay-mins). The leaves are shaped like hearts with scalloped edges. Because of this, they are often confused with violets which also have heart-shaped leaves. But once the flowers open, this plant looks nothing like a violet.

Quick Facts:
Dewdrop is something of a rare flower. It is endangered in Connecticut, New Jersey, North Carolina and Rhode Island. It is threatened in Michigan and Ohio. But it seems well established in Northern New England.

Dewdrop leaves