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Viola hastata (Halberd-leaf yellow violet)
Cressler, Alan

Viola hastata

Viola hastata Michx.

Halberd-leaf Yellow Violet

Violaceae (Violet Family)


USDA Symbol: VIHA2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 1 foot tall.
Fruit: Green

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow , Purple
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May


USA: AL , FL , GA , KY , MD , NC , NY , OH , PA , SC , TN , VA , WV
Native Habitat: rich dry deciduous woods

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Organic


Attracts: Birds

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


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

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