Viola adunca

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Scientific Name Viola adunca var. adunca USDA PLANTS Symbol
VIADA
Common Name Blue Violet, Hook-spur Violet ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
22033
Family Violaceae (Violet) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Montane to alpine.
Plant: Low-growing perennial 2 inches or more tall, stemless early, developing stems later in season.
Leaves: Basal and stem leaves with short hairs, petiolate, oval to heart-shaped, and finely-toothed edges.
Inflorescence: Blue to purple flowers, less than 1 inch across, prominent spur on back; usually whitish at base with purple veins; hairs on side petals; prominent spur on back.
References: Descr. adapted from "The Alpine Flora of the Rocky Mountains" by Richard W. Scott.
Colorado Status
Native
Scientific Name Viola adunca var. bellidifolia USDA PLANTS Symbol
VIADB
Common Name Blue Violet, Hook-spur Violet ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
541699
Family Violaceae (Violet) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Subalpine to alpine.
Plant: Low-growing perennial less than 2 inches tall, with stems.
Leaves: Smooth, hairless basal and stem leaves with petioles, oval to heart shaped, finely toothed edges.
Inflorescence: Flowers about 1/2-inch across, blue to purple petals with whitish bases and purple veins; side petals with hairs; prominent spur on back.
References: Descr. adapted from "The Alpine Flora of the Rocky Mountains" by Richard W. Scott.
Colorado Status
Native


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