Viola species

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Scientific Name Viola canadensis var. scopulorum USDA PLANTS Symbol
VICAS2
Common Name White Violet ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
530829
Family Violaceae (Violet) efloras.org
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Description Life zones and habitat: Foothills to subalpine. Moist, shaded slopes, woodlands.
Plant: Short, multi-stemmed, perennial 6 to 12 inches tall, 1 to 3 branches.
Leaves: Bright green basal and stem leaves, petiolate, broadly heart-shaped with pointed tips, 1/2 to 1-1/4 inches long, toothed edges.
IInflorescence: White flowers about 1-inch across or less; 5 petals, lowermost larger than others; yellow throat, 3 lower petals with purplish lines.
References: Descr. adapted from efloras.org and "Wildflowers of the Rocky Mountains" by Carl Schreier.
Colorado Status
Native
Scientific Name Viola renifolia USDA PLANTS Symbol
VIRE2
Common Name Kidney-leaf Violet, Northern White Violet ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
22156
Family Violaceae (Violet) efloras.org
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Description Life zones and habitat: Subalpine (in Colorado). Moist shaded areas, stream banks, bogs.
Plant: Very short perennial 2 to 4 inches tall.
Leaves: 1 to 5 bright green basal leaves, petiolate, kidney-shaped to rounded, heart-shaped, 1/2 to 1 inch across, wavy edges.
Inflorescence: White flowers about 1/2-inch across or less; 5 petals, lowermost larger than others; 3 lower petals with purplish lines.
References: Descr. adapted from efloras.org and Wildflowers of Peak 7
Colorado Status
Native

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