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  Viola macloskeyi F.E.Lloyd subsp. pallens (Banks ex Ging.) M.S.Baker image
Photographer: Derek Anderson           

Kenneth J. Sytsma

Matthew L. Wagner

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Robert Bierman

Robert Bierman

Janice Stiefel
Family Violaceae
Viola macloskeyi F.E.Lloyd subsp. pallens (Banks ex Ging.) M.S.Baker
small white violet, wild white violet
Viola: a classical Latin name for violets
macloskeyi: after George Macloskie (1834-1920), naturalist, educator, author, who was born in Castledawson, County Londonderry, Ireland; Chair of Biology at Princeton University in 1874.
County distribution map- click for detailed distribution maps.
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial forb, basically stemless; creeping rhizomes with stolons
Flower: white, 5-parted, 1/4"-3/8" wide, lower 3-petals with brownish lines at the base, upper 2 petals not twisted, 2 side petals mostly beardless; solitary, basal, stalked, equal to or taller than the leaves; blooms April-June
Fruit:green, elliptic to oval capsule with brown to black seeds
Leaf:widely-oval to kidney-shaped with a blunt tip and wavy teeth
Habitat: wet; forests, bogs, streambanks, shallows, usually near cold water

More Information Natural Communities Herbarium Specimens
All Viola list Google- Images or Text
Viola macloskeyi F.E.Lloyd var. pallens (Banks ex Ging.) C.L.Hitchc.
Viola pallens (Banks ex Ging.) Brainerd
Viola pallens (Banks ex Ging.) Brainerd var. subreptans J.Rousseau
Viola rotundifolia Michx. var. pallens Banks ex Ging.

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