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Pisapia, Robert J.
Viola pedunculata Torr. & Gray
California golden violet, Johnny jump-up, Johnny-jump-up, Wild pansy
USDA Symbol: VIPE3
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Low, bright-green leaves appear on branched stems from a spongy rootstock after rains begin in foothill grasslands. Unusually large, yellow-orange flowers with brown-purple nectar guides on the lower petals occur on stems much exceeding the leaves in height.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Feb , Mar , Apr
CA Native Distribution:
CA Coast Ranges from Sonoma & Colusa Cos., s. to Mex. Native Habitat:
Grassy slopes below 2500 ft. USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Description: Well-drained soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available
PropagationDescription: Propagate by division or seed.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: No treatment necessary.
Commercially Avail: yes
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff