Viola rostrata Pursh
Family: Violaceae
long-spurred violet
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Robert Bierman  
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Janice Stiefel  
Etymology: Viola: a classical Latin name for violets
Plants: erect, perennial forb, mostly hairless
Leaves: often broadly-oval with a heart-shaped base
Flowers: light purple with dark lines forming an "eye", 5-parted, 1/2"-1 1/4" wide, petals beardless, spur 1/2" long and slender with up-curved tip; solitary from the leaf axils, long-stalked, taller than the leaves; blooms April-June
Fruits: widely-elliptical capsule with light yellow to brown seeds
Habitat: shade; moderate moisture; woods, forests; in deep humus soil
Conservation Status: Special Concern
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Janice Stiefel  
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Margery Melgaard  
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Dennis W. Woodland  
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Robert W. Freckmann  
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