Viola nuttallii


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Scientific Name Viola nuttalii (Viola vallicola) USDA PLANTS Symbol VINU2
Common Name Yellow Violet, Nuttall's Violet ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 22120
Family Violaceae (Violet) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Plains to subalpine (3500 to 11500 ft.); open areas on hillsides, grasslands and meadows.
Plant: Short perennial 1 to 10 inches tall.
Leaves: Long-stalked leaves, 3/4 to 2-3/4 inches long; deep green, linear-lanceolate to oblong-lanceolate; tips rounded to pointed, margins ciliate, entire to irregularly toothed.
Inflorescence: Single nodding flower heads 1/2-inch across, 5 yellow petals with brownish veins.
Bloom Period: Aprilto June.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield, "Alpine Flora of the Rocky Mountains" by Richard W. Scott, "Guide to Colorado Wildflowers" by G.K. Guennel and SEINet.
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