Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Viola labradorica Schrank image
Photographer: Mark Feider           

Robert W. Freckmann
Family Violaceae
Viola labradorica Schrank
alpine violet, dog violet
Viola: a classical Latin name for violets
labradorica: from Labrador
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Status: Native
Plant: erect to drooping, perennial, 1/2"-8" tall forb, hairless, flowering when only 1/2"-3/4" tall; stems clustered
Flower: light blue to purple, 5-parted, 1/4"-1/2" long, petals with dark veins, 2 side petals bearded, spur less than 1/4" long; solitary from the leaf axils on a long stalk taller than the leaves; blooms June-Aug.
Fruit:elliptical capsule with light brown seeds
Leaf:basal leaves thin, pale green, mostly smooth, roundish to kidney-shaped; stem leaves mostly 1/2"-1 1/2" wide, round with a heart-shaped base
Habitat: full sun to shade; dry to moderate moisture; woods, meadows; in sandy, loamy soil
Notes: very similar to V. adunca except the spur is shorter, the stipules are wider and bristly-toothed more than half their length, and the plant is hairless

More Information Natural Communities Herbarium Specimens
All Viola list Ethnobotany Information Google- Images or Text
Viola adunca Sm. var. minor (Hook.) Fernald
Viola conspersa Rchb.

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