Canada Violet - Viola canadensis • (Violet family - Violaceae) •

 

Canada Violet - Viola canadensis • (Violet family - Violaceae) • Note the yellow base of petals and purplish tinge on back of petals. Leaves and flowers are on the same stalk. Stems are purplish with scattered hairs. Relatively short stalks. 8 - 16 in.





This is the tallest member of the violet family. Leaves are broadly oval or heart-shaped with pointed tops and toothed margins. Flowers appear in April and may continue to bloom through July or later. Grow in rich woods up to altitudes of 4,000 ft.

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