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
Reference
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Description Life zones and habitat: Plains to subalpine. Open areas.
Plant: Short perennial 1 to 10 inches tall.
Leaves: Long-stalked leaves, 3/4 to 3-1/2 inches long; deep green, ovate to elliptic, tips rounded to pointed, edges with small hairs and somewhat toothed.
Inflorescence: Single nodding flower heads 1/2-inch across, 5 yellow petals with brownish veins.
References: Descr. adapted from "The Alpine Flora of the Rocky Mountains" by Richard W. Scott, "Guide to Colorado Wildflowers" by G.K. Guennel and SEINet.
Colorado Status
Native


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