Viola sagittata Aiton
Family: Violaceae
arrow-leaved violet
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Etymology: Viola: a classical Latin name for violets
Plants: erect, perennial forb, basically stemless
Leaves: various but mostly arrow-shaped becoming lobed at the bottom with age, usually 1 1/2 times as long as wide
Flowers: purple, 5-parted, 3/4"-1" wide, lower 3 petals bearded; solitary, basal; blooms April-June
Fruits: oval capsule with brown seeds
Habitat: dry, moist; prairies, meadows, inland sands, open woods
Conservation Status: Native
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Jason J. Husveth  
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Merel R. Black  
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Merel R. Black  
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from USDA Plants website  
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Merel R. Black  
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Emmet J. Judziewicz  
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Merel R. Black  
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James R. Sime  
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Emmet J. Judziewicz  
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Herbarium specimen  
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Emmet J. Judziewicz  
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Emmet J. Judziewicz  
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Robert W. Freckmann  
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