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Cream Violet


Scientific Name     

Viola striata  Aiton.

Family Name

Violaceae (Violet family)

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Characteristics:  

Habitat:  

rich, moist woods, stream banks

Plant Height:  

15-30 cm; multiple stems short rhizomes 

Flower Color:  

white to cream colored

Flower:  

2.5 cm wide; complete; perfect; irregular; 5 linear sepals; 5 petals with purple venation inside; lateral petals bearded; lower petal spurred at base; 5 stamens, connate around ovary, lower two with curved nectaries; ovary conic, glabrous; style triangular at tip with bristles near apex 

Inflorescence:  

single flower from leaf axil; long, glabrous peduncle, curved at apex

Fruit:  

capsule

Leaves:  

glabrous; serrate; reniform to cordate; stipules at base of petiole 

Bloom Time:  

late April-early June 

Origins:  

native

Other:  

this is an easy Viola to identify because of the lacerate stipules, cream-colored flowers, and flowers arising from the leaf axils