Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


Because of technology changes and personnel changes at UWSP and the Wisconsin State Herbarium, the database of plant species housed at this site was merged with the database from the OLD WisFlora website to create a new Flora of Wisconsin website at Currently we are encouraging all Wisplant viewers to begin using the Flora of Wisconsin website as soon as possible. Wisplants will remain operational through July 13th. After that date, all traffic to Wisplants will be redirected to the Flora of Wisconsin website.

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  Viola lanceolata L. var. lanceolata image
Photographer: Kitty Kohout           

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Derek Anderson

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Scott A. Milburn

Scott A. Milburn
Family Violaceae
Viola lanceolata L. var. lanceolata
bog white violet, lance-leaved violet, strap-leaved violet
Viola: a classical Latin name for violets
lanceolata: lance-shaped
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial forb, basically stemless
Flower: white, 5-parted, 1"-1 1/2" wide, beardless, 3-lower petals with brownish lines at the base, 2-upper petals oblong; solitary, basal; blooms April-June
Fruit:green, elliptical, capsule with brown seeds
Leaf:narrow, usually 3 1/2 to 6 times as wide as long, tapering to the base, rounded teeth
Habitat: open; moist, wet; bogs, meadows, streambanks; in sandy soil

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Viola lanceolata L. subsp. lanceolata

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