Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Viola affinis Leconte image
Photographer: Arthur Meeks           
Family Violaceae
Viola affinis Leconte
Le Conte's violet, sand violet
Viola: a classical Latin name for violets
affinis: related to, allied to
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, annual/perennial forb, basically stemless
Flower: violet to white, 5-parted, 3/4"-1 1/4" wide, petals widely open, spreading side and spurred petals bearded with pointed hairs; solitary, basal, long-stalked but usually shorter than the leaves
Fruit:elliptical capsule with dark brown seeds
Leaf:usually with heart-shaped base, edges with rounded teeth, long-stalked
Habitat: moist, wet; woods, meadows
Notes: very similar to V. sororia except that the spurred petal is bearded

More Information Natural Communities Herbarium Specimens
All Viola list Google- Images or Text
Viola floridana Brainerd
Viola langloisii Greene
Viola missouriensis Greene
Viola rosacea Brainerd
Viola sororia Willd. subsp. affinis (Leconte) R.J.Little
Viola sororia Willd. var. affinis (Leconte) McKinney

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