|Scientific Name||Viola renifolia||USDA PLANTS Symbol||VIRE2|
|Common Name||Kidney-leaf Violet, Northern White Violet||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||22156|
|Family||Violaceae (Violet)||Flora of North America Ref.||Click Here|
|Description|| Life zones and habitat: Montane to subalpine (9000 to 11000 ft.); moist shaded areas, stream banks, bogs.
Plant: Very short stemless perennial 2 to 4 inches tall, hairless or nearly so; no stolons.
Leaves: 1 to 5 bright green basal leaves, on long petioles, often more than twice as long as the petals; blades reniform-cordate or broadly ovate or orbiculate, 1-1/4 to 2 inches across, about as long as wide, serrate-crenate edges.
Inflorescence: White flowers about 1/2-inch across or less on peduncles shorter or about the same length as petioles; 5 petals, lowermost larger than others; 3 lower petals with purplish lines; sepals lanceolate to ovate.
Bloom Period: May to July.
References: Flora of North America and "The Violets of Colorado" by Alice Marial Spotts in California Botanical Society "Madrono"
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