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  Viola sagittata Aiton image
Photographer: Merel R. Black           

Jason J. Husveth

from USDA Plants website
Family Violaceae
Viola sagittata Aiton
arrow-leaved violet
Viola: a classical Latin name for violets
sagittata: from the Latin for "arrow" and hence sagitate
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial forb, basically stemless
Flower: purple, 5-parted, 3/4"-1" wide, lower 3 petals bearded; solitary, basal; blooms April-June
Fruit:oval capsule with brown seeds
Leaf:various but mostly arrow-shaped becoming lobed at the bottom with age, usually 1 1/2 times as long as wide
Habitat: dry, moist; prairies, meadows, inland sands, open woods

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(for other synonyms - see the varieties)
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