Viola striata Aiton
Family: Violaceae
creamy violet, striped white violet
Viola striata image
Robert W. Freckmann  
Etymology: Viola: a classical Latin name for violets
Plants: erect to drooping, perennial, 2 1/2"-12" tall forb, clustered, mostly hairless; stems leafy
Leaves: finely toothed, wrinkled and pleated like a fan, lower stem and basal leaves blunt and oval, upper leaves with a sharp tip
Flowers: white to cream, 5-parted, 1"-1 1/2" wide, numerous, all taller than the leaves, petals often with purple veins, side petals strongly bearded, spur thick and 1/8" long; solitary from the leaf axils; blooms April-June
Fruits: elliptic to round capsule with pale brown seeds
Habitat: full to partial sun; moderate moisture; woods, meadows, streambanks, ditches
Conservation Status: Special Concern