Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Viola cucullata Aiton image
Photographer: Emmet J. Judziewicz           

Botanical Illustration

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Emmet J. Judziewicz
Family Violaceae
Viola cucullata Aiton
blue marsh violet, hooded violet, marsh blue violet
Viola: a classical Latin name for violets
cucullata: hood-like
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial forb, mostly hairless, basically stemless; short rhizomes usually branching to form colonies
Flower: light violet to blue, 5-parted, 1"-1 1/2" wide, petals widely open; densely-bearded side petals with hairs with knob-like ends, spur petal beardless; solitary, basal, long-stalked, often taller than the leaves; blooms April-June
Fruit:oval to cylindrical capsule with almost black seeds
Leaf:usually with heart-shaped base, small rounded teeth, oval to kidney-shaped, up to 4" wide, stalks rising at an angle
Habitat: wet; meadows, woods, bogs, swamps

More Information Natural Communities Herbarium Specimens
All Viola list Google- Images or Text
Viola cucullata Aiton f. albiflora Britton
Viola cucullata Aiton f. prionosepala (Greene) Brainerd
Viola cucullata Aiton f. thurstonii (Twining) House
Viola cucullata Aiton var. microtitis Brainerd
Viola cucullata Aiton var. thurstonii Twining
Viola obliqua Hill

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