Viola adunca Sm.
Family: Violaceae
hook-spur violet, sand violet
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Emmet J. Judziewicz  
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Merel R. Black  
Etymology: Viola: a classical Latin name for violets
Plants: erect, perennial, 3"-6" tall forb, spreading and drooping with age; stems leafy
Leaves: oval to roundish with the base straight to only slightly heart-shaped, coarsely toothed
Flowers: violet, 5-parted, 1/4"-1/2" long, side petals bearded, the spur straight, up to 1/4" long, blunt or often tapering to a short, inwardly-curving point; solitary from the leaf axils; blooms April-June
Fruits: capsule with dark brown seeds
Habitat: moist, dry; woods; in gravelly, sandy soil
Conservation Status: Native
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Merel R. Black  
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Robert W. Freckmann  
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