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Viola blanda (Sweet white violet)
Brundage, Stephanie

Viola blanda

Viola blanda Willd.

Sweet White Violet, Woodland White Violet

Violaceae (Violet Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)

A fragrant, white Violet with leaves and flowers on separate, reddish stalks rising from underground stem. Runners present.

Very similar to the Northern White Violet (V. pallens), but the latter grows in wet woods and beside brooks, has a greenish seed capsule, and does not have the reddish stems.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 8 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Purple
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun


USA: AL , CT , DE , GA , IA , IL , IN , KY , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , NC , ND , NH , NJ , NY , OH , PA , RI , SC , TN , VA , VT , WI , WV
Canada: MB , NB , NL , NS , ON , PE , QC , SK
Native Distribution: Quebec south through New England to Maryland and upland to Georgia; west to Tennessee, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, and Minnesota.
Native Habitat: Rich woods.

National Wetland Indicator Status

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Viola blanda in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Viola blanda in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Viola blanda


Record Modified: 2023-01-03
Research By: TWC Staff

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