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Viola striata (Striped cream violet)
Cressler, Alan

Viola striata

Viola striata Aiton

Striped Cream Violet, Striped Violet, Common White Violet, Pale Violet

Violaceae (Violet Family)


USDA Symbol: vist3

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


From the Image Gallery

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Stems ascending to erect, up to about 2 feet long.
Fruit: Green

Bloom Information

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


USA: AL , AR , CT , DC , DE , GA , IA , IL , IN , KY , MA , MD , MI , MO , NC , NH , NJ , NY , OH , OK , PA , SC , TN , VA , WI , WV
Canada: ON
Native Habitat: alluvial woods, alkaline swamps, moist fields

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Wet
Soil Description: Loam


Attracts: Birds

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.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Delaware Nature Society - Hockessin, DE
Mt. Cuba Center - Hockessin, DE

Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2023-01-04
Research By: TWC Staff

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