Flora of Mount Holyokeby Karen Searcy
Taxonomy
Common Blue Violet
Viola sororia Old woods roads
Violaceae
Flowering PeriodMay
(c) TB
HabitatOld woods roads, and open, moist woods
Height2 - 4 inches
DescriptionStemless violet with leaves and flowering stalks produced directly from the rhizome. The lateral petals have pointed hairs. Flowers are typically deep violet. Flower stalks are about the same length as the leaves so the flowers appear among the leaves.
LeavesLeaves are usually glabrous and have cordate bases.
DistributionStemless violet with leaves and flowering stalks produced directly from the rhizome. The lateral petals have pointed hairs. Flowers are typically deep violet. Flower stalks are about the same length as the leaves so the flowers appear among the leaves.