Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Viola X palmata L. (pro sp.) image
Photographer: Marcie O'Connor           

Botanical Illustration

Corey Raimond

Merel R. Black

Robert Bierman
Family Violaceae
Viola X palmata L. (pro sp.)
early blue violet, wood violet
Viola: a classical Latin name for violets
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Detailed Distribution:
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial forb, basically stemless
Flower: violet, 5-parted, 3/4"-1 1/4" wide, petals often streaked with white, lower 3 petals bearded; solitary, basal, long-stalked and often taller than the leaves; blooms April-May
Fruit:oval to elliptical capsule with brown seeds
Leaf:usually variously lobed but usually not to the base (palm-like), sometimes only 3-lobed
Habitat: dry, well drained; woods, clearings, glades

More Information Natural Communities Herbarium Specimens
All Viola list Google- Images or Text
(PARENTS = Viola brittoniana Pollard or V. pedatifida G.Don X V. affinis Leconte or V. sororia Willd)
Viola angellae Pollard
Viola chalcosperma Brainerd
Viola esculenta Elliott
Viola langloisii Greene var. pedatiloba Brainerd
Viola palmata L.
Viola palmata L. var. angellae (Pollard) Stone
Viola palmata L. var. palmata
Viola palmata L. var. triloba (Schwein.) Ging. ex DC.
Viola populifolia Greene
Viola stoneana House
Viola triloba Schwein.
Viola variabilis Greene
Viola viarum Pollard

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