Viola pedatifida G.Don
Family: Violaceae
prairie violet
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from USDA Plants website  
Etymology: Viola: a classical Latin name for violets
Plants: erect, perennial forb, basically stemless
Leaves: often deeply and variously lobed nearly to the base, toothed, mostly erect
Flowers: deep blue to violet, 5-parted, 3/4"-1 1/4" wide, petals often lined with white, 3 lower petals bearded, center obviously not yellow; solitary, basal; blooms April-June
Fruits: oval to elliptical capsule with brown seeds
Habitat: dry, well drained; prairies, glades
Conservation Status: Native
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Christopher Noll  
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Merel R. Black  
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Scott A. Milburn  
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Merel R. Black  
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Aaron_Carlson  
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Merel R. Black  
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Aaron_Carlson  
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Merel R. Black  
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