Viola langsdorffii Fisch. ex Gingins
Alaska Violet, Aleutian Violet
Violaceae (Violet Family)
Synonym(s): Viola langsdorfii, Viola simulata, Viola superba
USDA Symbol: VILA6
A 2-5 in. tall violet with rounded, heart-shaped leaves; the basal ones have petioles as long as 8 in. Large, lavender flowers have petals flushed with white but yellow at the base. The lower, lateral petals are white bearded.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: Purple
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug
DistributionUSA: AK , CA , OR , WA
Native Distribution: S. AK, s. along the coast to s. OR; rarely inland
Native Habitat: Bogs; moist meadows; stream banks; snow beds
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Wet
Soil Description: Wet to moist, cool soils.
Conditions Comments: Benefits from a winter covering of leaves or evergreen boughs.
PropagationDescription: Propagate using seed, runner divisions or rooted offsets.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Seeds must be exposed to freezing for spring germination.
Commercially Avail: yes
National Wetland Indicator Status
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Viola langsdorfii in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Viola langsdorfii in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Viola langsdorfii
MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff