Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Viola adunca Sm. image
Photographer: Emmet J. Judziewicz           

Merel R. Black

Robert W. Freckmann
Family Violaceae
Viola adunca Sm.
hook-spur violet, sand violet
Viola: a classical Latin name for violets
adunca: bent, crooked, curved, hooked
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 3"-6" tall forb, spreading and drooping with age; stems leafy
Flower: violet, 5-parted, 1/4"-1/2" long, side petals bearded, the spur straight, up to 1/4" long, blunt or often tapering to a short, inwardly-curving point; solitary from the leaf axils; blooms April-June
Fruit:capsule with dark brown seeds
Leaf:oval to roundish with the base straight to only slightly heart-shaped, coarsely toothed
Habitat: moist, dry; woods; in gravelly, sandy soil
Notes: very similar to V. labradorica except the spur is longer, the stipules are narrower and bristly-toothed less than half their length, and the plant is more or less fuzzy

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