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Viola canadensis var. scopulorum, FR 612, Lone Cone Area, San Miguel Co. 3512

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Viola canadensis var. scopulorum, Blue Lakes Trail, Ouray Co. 5203

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Viola canadensis var. scopulorum, Blue Lakes Trail, Ouray Co. 5217

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Leaves, Viola canadensis var. scopulorum, FR 612, Lone Cone Area, San Miguel Co. 3516

Scientific Name Viola canadensis var. scopulorum USDA PLANTS Symbol VICAS2
Common Name White Violet ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 530829
Family Violaceae (Violet) Flora of North America Ref. Click Here
Description Life zones and habitat: Foothills to subalpine (5000 to 10500 ft.); moist, shaded slopes, woodlands.
Plant: Short, multi-stemmed, perennial 6 to 12 inches tall, 1 to 3 branches.
Leaves: Bright green basal and stem leaves, petiolate, broadly heart-shaped with pointed tips, 1/2 to 1-1/4 inches long, toothed edges.
Inflorescence: White flowers about 1-inch across or less; 5 petals, lowermost larger than others; yellow throat, 3 lower petals with purplish lines.
Bloom Period: April to July.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield, "Wildflowers of the Rocky Mountains" by Carl Schreier and Flora of North America.
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Colorado Status:
Native

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