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  Viola sororia Willd. image
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Family Violaceae
Viola sororia Willd.
door-yard violet, common blue violet, hairy wood violet
Viola: a classical Latin name for violets
sororia: of a sister
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, annual/perennial forb, basically stemless
Flower: violet to white, 5-parted, 3/4"-1 1/4" wide, petals widely open, spreading side petals bearded with pointed hairs, spur petal not bearded; solitary, basal; blooms April-June
Fruit:elliptical capsule with dark brown seeds
Leaf:on long stalks with at least a few hairs, edges with rounded teeth, and usually with a heart-shaped base
Habitat: moist, wet; woods, meadows
Notes: very similar to V. affinis except that the spurred petal is not bearded. Wisconsin State Flower
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Viola domestica Pollard
Viola latiuscula Greene
Viola palmata L. var. sororia (Willd.) Pollard
Viola papilionacea Pursh
Viola papilionacea Pursh f. albiflora Grover
Viola papilionacea Pursh var. priceana (Pollard) Alexander
Viola priceana Pollard
Viola septentrionalis Greene
Viola septentrionalis Greene f. alba Vict. & M.Rousseau
Viola septentrionalis Greene var. septentrionalis
Viola sororia Willd. f. beckwithae House
Viola sororia Willd. f. priceana (Pollard) Cooperr.
Viola X napae House

         
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