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Viola beckwithii Torr. & Gray
Beckwith's violet, Western Pansy Violet
USDA Symbol: VIBE2
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Bilaterally symmetrical, two-tone flowers hanging and facing outward on leafless stalks growing from a low tuft of leaves.
This species is as pretty as the garden Pansy (V. arvensis), a violet native to Europe. Sagebrush Violet or Desert Pansy (V. trinervata), found in eastern Washington and northeastern Oregon, is very similar but has leaves with 3-veined, leathery segments.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Flower:
Bloom InformationBloom Time: Mar , Apr , May
CA , ID , NV , OR , UT Native Distribution:
Northeastern Oregon south to southeastern California and east to Utah and Idaho. Native Habitat:
In sagebrush and open pinewoods. USDA Native Status: L48(N)
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff