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Great Spurred Violet


Scientific Name     

Viola selkirkii  Pursh.

Family Name

Violaceae (Violet family) 

nophotos

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Characteristics:  

Habitat:  

cool, moist woods, slopes

Plant Height:  

5-10 cm, many flower and leaf stems arise from rhizome

Flower Color:  

blue/pale purple 

Flower:  

complete; perfect; 5-parted; sepals usually with posterior auricles; petals somewhat unequal; lateral petals bearded, lower petals spurred

Inflorescence:  

single flower

Fruit:  

capsule

Leaves:  

simple; heart-shaped; basal 

Bloom Time:  

May-July 

Origins:  

native

Other:  

V. selkirkii can be distinguished from other purple violets by a very large spur and by its hairless petals