Viola lanceolata
Family: Violaceae
bog white violet, lance-leaved violet, strap-leaved violet
Viola lanceolata image
Scott A. Milburn  
Etymology: Viola: a classical Latin name for violets
Plants: erect, perennial forb, basically stemless
Leaves: narrow, usually 3 1/2 to 6 times as wide as long, tapering to the base, rounded teeth
Flowers: white, 5-parted, 1"-1 1/2" wide, beardless, 3-lower petals with brownish lines at the base, 2-upper petals oblong; solitary, basal; blooms April-June
Fruits: green, elliptical, capsule with brown seeds
Habitat: open; moist, wet; bogs, meadows, streambanks; in sandy soil
Conservation Status: Native