Viola adunca var. bellidifolia

(Blue Violet)

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Viola adunca var. bellidifolia, Peak 7, Breckenridge, Summit Co. 5855

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Viola adunca var. bellidifolia, Mayflower Gulch, Summit Co. 7439

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Viola adunca var. bellidifolia, Loveland Pass, Clear Creek Co. 7091

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Viola adunca var. bellidifolia, Indian Peaks, Boulder Co. 6313

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Viola adunca var. bellidifolia, Loveland Pass, Clear Creek Co. 6926

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Viola adunca var. bellidifolia, Loveleland Pass, Clear Creek Co. 7926

Scientific Name Viola adunca var. bellidifolia USDA PLANTS Symbol VIADB
Common Name Blue Violet, Hook-spur Violet ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 541699
Family Violaceae (Violet) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Subalpine to alpine (10000 to 14000 ft.); moist areas along streams, meadows and tundra.
Plant: Very short perennial with stems, 3/4 to 1-3/4 inches tall.
Leaves: Basal and stem leaves smooth, oval to heart-shaped, 3/16 to 2/3-inch long; petiolate; finely-toothed edges.
Inflorescence: Blue to purple flowers on peduncles 2/3 to 2 inches long; blossoms about 1/2-inch across, prominent spur on back; petals usually whitish at base with purple veins; hairs on side petals.
Bloom Period: May to August.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield, "A Guide to Rocky Mountain Plants" by Nelson and Williams, "The Alpine Flora of the Rocky Mountains" by Richard W. Scott and Flora of North America.
BONAP Distribution Map
Viola adunca

Colorado Status:
Native

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