|Scientific Name||Viola adunca var. bellidifolia||USDA PLANTS Symbol||VIADB|
|Common Name||Blue Violet, Hook-spur Violet||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||541699|
Life zones and habitat: Subalpine to alpine (10000 to 14000 ft.); moist areas along streams, meadows and tundra.
Plant: Very short perennial with stems, 3/4 to 1-3/4 inches tall.
Leaves: Basal and stem leaves smooth, oval to heart-shaped, 3/16 to 2/3-inch long; petiolate; finely-toothed edges.
Inflorescence: Blue to purple flowers on peduncles 2/3 to 2 inches long; blossoms about 1/2-inch across, prominent spur on back; petals usually whitish at base with purple veins; hairs on side petals.
Bloom Period: May to August.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield, "A Guide to Rocky Mountain Plants" by Nelson and Williams, "The Alpine Flora of the Rocky Mountains" by Richard W. Scott and Flora of North America.
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Banner photo: Ten Mile Range and Rhodiola integrifolia (King’s Crown) in Summit County