Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium

  Viola blanda Willd. var. palustriformis A.Gray image
Photographer: Merel R. Black           

Merel R. Black

Robert W. Freckmann

James R. Sime
Family Violaceae
Viola blanda Willd. var. palustriformis A.Gray
sweet white violet
Viola: a classical Latin name for violets
blanda: from blandus for "flattering, caressing, alluring, tempting"
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial forb, basically stemless; creeping rhizomes later developing obvious stolons
Flower: white, 5-parted, less than 1" wide, fragrant, 3 lower petals with brownish lines at the base, mostly beardless, upper 2 petals twisted and pointing backward, 2 side petals pointing forward; solitary, basal; blooms April-June
Fruit:purplish, oval, capsule with dark brown seeds
Leaf:oval with heart-shaped base, dark green, satiny
Habitat: shady; moist; woods, forests, slopes; in deep humus soil; usually under evergreens

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