Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Viola pedatifida G.Don image
Photographer: Merel R. Black           

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Christopher Noll

Scott A. Milburn
Family Violaceae
Viola pedatifida G.Don
prairie violet
Viola: a classical Latin name for violets
pedatifida: Latin for generally "divided from a central point with divisions also deeply clefted"
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial forb, basically stemless
Flower: deep blue to violet, 5-parted, 3/4"-1 1/4" wide, petals often lined with white, 3 lower petals bearded, center obviously not yellow; solitary, basal; blooms April-June
Fruit:oval to elliptical capsule with brown seeds
Leaf:often deeply and variously lobed nearly to the base, toothed, mostly erect
Habitat: dry, well drained; prairies, glades

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All Viola list Google- Images or Text
Viola palmata L. var. pedatifida (G.Don) Cronquist

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