|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|
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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