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Viola purpurea Kellogg
Goose-foot Violet, Goose-foot Yellow Violet, Mountain Violet, Purplish Violet
Violaceae (Violet Family)
USDA Symbol: VIPU4
USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)
Bilaterally symmetrical, yellow flowers facing outward and hanging at tips of slender stalks growing from axils of purplish-green leaves.
The leaves of this variable violet often have a purplish hue and are prominently veined. The shape of some leaves is reminiscent of a goose's foot, hence the common name.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 10 inches tall.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow , Purple , Brown
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug
DistributionUSA: AZ , CA , CO , ID , MT , NV , OR , UT , WA , WY
Native Distribution: Eastern British Columbia and eastern Washington south to southern California and east to Arizona, Colorado, Wyoming, and Montana.
Native Habitat: In open or partly shaded places from lowlands to high mountains.
Butterflies and Moths of North America (BAMONA)
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Find seed sources for this species at the Native Seed Network.
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR
BibliographyBibref 1186 - Field Guide to Moths of Eastern North America (2005) Covell, C.V., Jr.
Bibref 1185 - Field Guide to Western Butterflies (Peterson Field Guides) (1999) Opler, P.A. and A.B. Wright
Search More Titles in Bibliography
Web ReferenceWebref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 36 - Jepson eFlora (2019) The Jepson Herbarium, University of California, Berkeley
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Viola purpurea in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Viola purpurea in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Viola purpurea
MetadataRecord Modified: 2023-01-04
Research By: TWC Staff