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Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia
Viola douglasii Steud.
Douglas' golden violet
USDA Symbol: VIDO
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
Bilaterally symmetrical, orangish-yellow flowers hanging and facing outward atop leafless stalks growing from a low tuft of leaves.
This violet grows on very sparsely vegetated banks, often in rather sterile soil, the perky little flowers peering from the bank like golden faces among the grayish foliage. As summer progresses, the soil becomes hard and crusty and the plants wither, the stout roots preserving life until the next flowering season.
Bloom InformationBloom Time: Mar , Apr , May
, OR Native Distribution:
Southern Oregon and northern two-thirds of California. Native Habitat:
Dry, open, gravelly slopes at low elevations.
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Native Seed Network
- Corvallis, OR
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff