Viola canadensis L.
Family: Violaceae
Canadian white violet,  more...
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Etymology: Viola: a classical Latin name for violets
Plants: erect, perennial, 8"-16" tall forb
Leaves: basal leaves large, long-stalked, more or less with a heart-shaped base; stem leaves narrower, getting denser toward the top; die back after flowering
Flowers: white, 5-parted, 1"-1 1/2" wide, petals yellow at the base, purple tinted, 3 lower petals with purple lines, side petals bearded; solitary from the leaf axils; blooms April-June
Fruits: elliptic to oval capsule
Habitat: moderate moisture; woods, forests
Conservation Status: Native
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Merel R. Black  
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Robert W. Freckmann  
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Christopher Noll  
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from USDA Plants website  
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Robert W. Freckmann  
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from USDA Plants website  
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Merel R. Black  
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Janice Stiefel  
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