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Viola vallicola var. vallicola

Viola vallicola A. Nelson var. vallicola

Sagebrush Violet, Yellow Violet

Violaceae (Violet Family)

Synonym(s): Viola nuttallii ssp. vallicola, Viola nuttallii var. vallicola, Viola russellii


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

Broadly lance-shaped, basal leaves surround the short, leafless, flowering stems of this 6-8 in violet. Flowers occur singly and are bicolored. The upper two petals are yellow backed with brown while the lower three petals are yellow streaked with brownish-purple.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Size Class: 0-1 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul


USA: AZ , CO , ID , KS , MT , ND , NV , OR , SD , UT , WA , WY
Canada: AB
Native Distribution: B.C. to OR, e. of the Cascades to the Rocky Mts.
Native Habitat: Sagebrush & sagebrush/ponderosa pine benchlands

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Description: Drier, well-drained soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available


Description: Propagate from seed or divide mature plants in spring or fall.
Seed Collection: Seed is difficult to collect due to active dispersal.
Seed Treatment: Germination is enhanced with stratification.
Commercially Avail: yes

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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