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Viola septentrionalis

Viola septentrionalis Greene

Northern Blue Violet, Northern Woodland Violet

Violaceae (Violet family)


USDA Symbol: VISE5

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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Complexity: Simple


USA: CT , IA , IL , MA , MD , ME , MI , MT , NC , NE , NH , NJ , NY , PA , RI , TN , VA , VT , WA , WI , WV
Canada: BC , NB , NL , NS , ON , PE , QC , SK

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.

Web Reference

Webref 6 - Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database] (2018) USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program, National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
Webref 27 - USDA Plants Database (2018) USDA, NRCS.

Research Literature

Reslit 2845 - HYBRIDISM IN THE GENUS VIOLA (1904) Ezra Brainerd
Reslit 2847 - HYBRIDISM IN THE GENUS VIOLA - III (1906) Ezra Brainerd

This information was provided by the Florida WIldflower Foundation.
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Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2020-12-07
Research By: JAM

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