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Viola nephrophylla (Northern bog violet)
Smith, R.W.

Viola nephrophylla

Viola nephrophylla Greene

Northern Bog Violet, Wanderer Violet, Entire-leaved Prairie Violet, Small Mottled Blue Violet

Violaceae (Violet Family)

Synonym(s): Viola maccabeana, Viola nephrophylla var. arizonica, Viola nephrophylla var. cognata, Viola pratincola, Viola retusa

USDA Symbol: vine

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


From the Image Gallery

7 photo(s) available in the Image Gallery

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Purple , Violet


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Canada: NB , NS , PE

Butterflies and Moths of North America (BAMONA)

Nokomis Fritillary
(Speyeria nokomis)

Larval Host
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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.


Bibref 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

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Research Literature

Reslit 2847 - HYBRIDISM IN THE GENUS VIOLA - III (1906) Ezra Brainerd
Reslit 2849 - A Fascicle of Violets (1899) Edward L. Greene

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

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


Record Modified: 2020-02-11
Research By: TWC Staff

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