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Viola macloskeyi (Small white violet)
Smith, R.W.

Viola macloskeyi

Viola macloskeyi Lloyd

Small White Violet, Smooth White Violet, White Mountain Violet, Northern White Violet

Violaceae (Violet Family)


USDA Symbol: VIMA2

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

This creeping, stemless violet sends out leafy stolons late in the season to form dense patches. The leaves are heart-shaped, and the flowers are white with purple veins.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf: Green
Size Class: 0-1 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug


USA: AL , CA , CO , CT , DE , GA , IA , ID , IL , IN , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , MS , MT , NC , ND , NH , NJ , NV , NY , OH , OR , PA , RI , SC , SD , TN , UT , VA , VT , WA , WI , WV , WY
Canada: NB , NS , PE
Native Distribution: CA to B.C., Alt. & w. MT; also the Black Hills
Native Habitat: Wet banks & meadows from 3500-11,000 ft.

Growing Conditions

Water Use: High
Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
CaCO3 Tolerance: Low
Soil Description: Moist summer soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available


Conspicuous Flowers: yes


Description: Increase with rooted stolons.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes

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.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2018-10-22
Research By: TWC Staff

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