Plant with short branched stems, often prostrate. Leaves to 5cm long, the blade obovate, to 7mm, tapering gradually into the stalk. Flowers white, about 1cm across, three to twenty on a curved stem to 5cm tall, arising from the side of the rosette. Europe, North America and Asia, in damp peaty soils and occasionally bogs. D. intermedia forms a sterile hybrid with D. filiformis in the northeastern United States (D. X hybrida). It is clump-forming, intermediate in leaf character and has pale pink flowers. It is easily cultivated.