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Viola triloba var. dilatata

Viola triloba Schwein. var. dilatata (Elliott) Brainerd

Cleft Violet, Palmateleaf Violet, Three-lobe Violet

Violaceae (Violet family)

Synonym(s): Viola palmata var. dilatata


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 16 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Purple , Violet
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun


USA: AK , AR , FL , GA , IL , IN , KS , LA , MA , MD , MO , MS , NC , NJ , OH , OK , PA , SC , TN , TX , VA

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 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter
Webref 27 - USDA Plants Database (2018) USDA, NRCS.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Viola triloba var. dilatata in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Viola triloba var. dilatata in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Viola triloba var. dilatata


Record Modified: 2023-01-04
Research By: Joseph A. Marcus

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