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Viola beckwithii Torr. & A. Gray
Beckwith's Violet, Western Pansy Violet
Violaceae (Violet Family)
USDA Symbol: VIBE2
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
Bilaterally symmetrical, two-tone flowers hanging and facing outward on leafless stalks growing from a low tuft of leaves.
This species is as pretty as the garden Pansy (V. arvensis), a violet native to Europe. Sagebrush Violet or Desert Pansy (V. trinervata), found in eastern Washington and northeastern Oregon, is very similar but has leaves with 3-veined, leathery segments.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 9 inches tall.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Yellow , Violet
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May
DistributionUSA: CA , ID , NV , OR , UT
Native Distribution: Northeastern Oregon south to southeastern California and east to Utah and Idaho.
Native Habitat: In sagebrush and open pinewoods.
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Viola beckwithii in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Viola beckwithii in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Viola beckwithii
MetadataRecord Modified: 2022-09-07
Research By: TWC Staff