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.
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