(Kidney-leaf Violet)

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Viola renifolia, Peaks Trail, Breckenridge, Summit Co. 3422

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Viola renifolia, Peaks Trail, Breckenridge, Summit Co. 3410

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Viola renifolia, Peaks Trail, Breckenridge, Summit Co. 5600

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Viola renifolia, Peaks Trail, Breckenridge, Summit Co. 3413

Scientific Name Viola renifolia USDA PLANTS Symbol VIRE2
Common Name Kidney-leaf Violet, Northern White Violet ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 22156
Family Violaceae (Violet) Flora of North America Ref. Click Here
Description Life zones and habitat: Montane to subalpine (9000 to 11000 ft.); moist shaded areas, stream banks, bogs.
Plant: Very short stemless perennial 2 to 4 inches tall, hairless or nearly so; no stolons.
Leaves: 1 to 5 bright green basal leaves, on long petioles, often more than twice as long as the petals; blades reniform-cordate or broadly ovate or orbiculate, 1-1/4 to 2 inches across, about as long as wide, serrate-crenate edges.
Inflorescence: White flowers about 1/2-inch across or less on peduncles shorter or about the same length as petioles; 5 petals, lowermost larger than others; 3 lower petals with purplish lines; sepals lanceolate to ovate.
Bloom Period: May to July.
References: Flora of North America and "The Violets of Colorado" by Alice Marial Spotts in California Botanical Society "Madrono"
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Colorado Status:
Native
Rare

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