Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Viola pubescens Aiton var. pubescens image
Photographer: Margery Melgaard           
Family Violaceae
Viola pubescens Aiton var. pubescens
downy yellow violet, yellow forest violet, yellow violet
Viola: a classical Latin name for violets
pubescens: with soft, downy hair
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 4"-18" tall forb, with more hairs than Viola pubescens var. scabriuscula; stems leafy
Flower: yellow, 5-parted, 1"-1 1/2" wide, petals with brownish veins near the base, 2 side petals bearded; solitary, stalked, from the leaf axils; blooms April-June
Leaf:2-4 leaves near the top, usually less than 2 times long as wide, toothed, wide heart-shaped base, plus several long-stalked basal leaves
Habitat: dry; woods, forests; in rich soil

More Information Natural Communities Herbarium Specimens
All Viola list Google- Images or Text
Viola pensylvanica Michx.
Viola pubescens Aiton var. eriocarpon Nutt.
Viola pubescens Aiton var. peckii House
Viola pubescens Aiton var. pubescens f. peckii (House) Lévesque & Dans.

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