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Viola nuttallii Pursh
Nuttall's violet, Yellow Prairie Violet
USDA Symbol: VINU2
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
One of the few violet species with lance-shaped leaves, the specific epithet of this violet commemorates Thomas Nuttall a noted botanist who traveled the western plains in the early 1800s. Less than 6 inhces tall, the short-stemmed plant bears yellow flowers with brown or purple lines.
Yellow Prairie Violet is a member of the family Violaceae which includes rather dainty herbs with perky, colorful flowers in the United States, but often shrubby and less showy elsewhere.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep
, WY Canada: AB
Butterflies and Moths of North America (BAMONA)
is a larval host and/or nectar source for:
Record Last Modified: 2009-09-02
Research By: TWC Staff