Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Viola selkirkii Pursh ex Goldie image
Photographer: Emmet J. Judziewicz           

Robert W. Freckmann
Family Violaceae
Viola selkirkii Pursh ex Goldie
great-spurred violet, Selkirk's violet
Viola: a classical Latin name for violets
selkirkii: for Thomas Douglas, Earl of Selkirk 1771-1820
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial forb, basically stemless; long, thin rhizomes without stolons
Flower: pale violet, 5-parted, 1/2" wide, numerous, beardless, spur blunt and large; blooms April-June
Fruit:widely-elliptic to round capsule with buff colored seeds
Leaf:broadly-oval to heart-shaped with rounded teeth
Habitat: shady; ravines; cold areas

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There are no synonyms for this taxon.

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