Nuttall's violet, Yellow Prairie Violet
USDA Symbol: VINU2
USDA Native Status:
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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Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep
Butterflies and Moths of North America (BAMONA)Viola nuttallii is a larval host and/or nectar source for:
Coronis Fritillary |
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BibliographyBibref 1186 - Field Guide to Moths of Eastern North America (2005) Covell, C.V., Jr.
Bibref 1185 - Field Guide to Western Butterflies (Peterson Field Guides) (1999) Opler, P.A. and A.B. Wright
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Viola nuttallii in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Viola nuttallii in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Viola nuttallii
MetadataRecord Modified: 2009-09-02
Research By: TWC Staff