Viola macloskeyi
Family: Violaceae
small white violet, wild white violet
Viola macloskeyi image
Merel R. Black  
Etymology: Viola: a classical Latin name for violets
Plants: erect, perennial forb, basically stemless; creeping rhizomes with stolons
Leaves: widely-oval to kidney-shaped with a blunt tip and wavy teeth
Flowers: white, 5-parted, 1/4"-3/8" wide, lower 3-petals with brownish lines at the base, upper 2 petals not twisted, 2 side petals mostly beardless; solitary, basal, stalked, equal to or taller than the leaves; blooms April-June
Fruits: green, elliptic to oval capsule with brown to black seeds
Habitat: wet; forests, bogs, streambanks, shallows, usually near cold water
Conservation Status: Native