Viola pedunculata Torr. & A. Gray
California Golden Violet, Johnny Jump-up, Johnny-jump-up, Wild Pansy
Violaceae (Violet Family)
USDA Symbol: VIPE3
Low, bright-green leaves appear on branched stems from a spongy rootstock after rains begin in foothill grasslands. Unusually large, yellow-orange flowers with brown-purple nectar guides on the lower petals occur on stems much exceeding the leaves in height.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Feb , Mar , Apr
Native Distribution: CA Coast Ranges from Sonoma & Colusa Cos., s. to Mex.
Native Habitat: Grassy slopes below 2500 ft.
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Description: Well-drained soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available
PropagationDescription: Propagate by division or seed.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: No treatment necessary.
Commercially Avail: yes
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Viola pedunculata in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Viola pedunculata in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Viola pedunculata
MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff