Viola douglasii Steud.
Douglas' golden violet
Violaceae (Violet Family)
USDA Symbol: VIDO
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.
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Bloom InformationBloom Time: Mar , Apr , May
DistributionUSA: CA , OR
Native Distribution: Southern Oregon and northern two-thirds of California.
Native Habitat: Dry, open, gravelly slopes at low elevations.
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From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Viola douglasii in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Viola douglasii in the Flora of North America (if available)
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MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff