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Viola orbiculata

Viola orbiculata Geyer ex Holz.

Darkwoods Violet, Western Roundleaf Violet

Violaceae (Violet family)

Synonym(s): Viola sempervirens var. orbiculata, Viola sempervirens var. orbiculoides


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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 3 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow , Purple
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug


USA: ID , MT , OR , WA , WY
Canada: AB , BC

Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 6 - Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database] (2018) USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program, National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
Webref 63 - Pacific Northwest Wildflowers (2020) Turner Photographics
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter
Webref 27 - USDA Plants Database (2018) USDA, NRCS.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2023-01-03
Research By: Joseph A. Marcus

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