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Marsh Blue Violet


Scientific Name     

Viola cucullata  Aiton

Family Name

Violaceae (Violet family)

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habitat

hairs

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leaves

Characteristics:  

Habitat:  

wet meadows, bogs

Plant Height:  

13-25 cm, rhizome, erect stalks

Flower Color:  

blue to purple, usually much darker at base

Flower:  

complete; perfect; flowers stand well above base; 5 parted; lateral 2 petals bearded, lower petals spurred

Inflorescence:  

single flower on very long pedicle

Fruit:  

capsule

Leaves:  

simple; heart-shaped; long stalk 

Bloom Time:  

April-June

Origins:  

native

Other:  

similar to V. sororia; in V. cucullata, the hairs are thick and rounded at the tip, like tiny clubs; in V. sororia, the hairs are pointed; other differences include V. cucullata flowers stand above base, V. sororia flowers are level with leaves