Flora of Mount Holyokeby Karen Searcy
Taxonomy
Sweet White Violet
Viola blanda Mesic to wet-mesic woods
Violaceae
Flowering PeriodMay
(c) TB
HabitatMesic to wet-mesic woods
Height2 - 4 inches
DescriptionStemless violet with the leaves and flowers coming directly from the slender rhizome. The flowers have purple/brown lines on the lowers petal. The flowering stalks and leaf stems are typically red tinged.
LeavesThe relatively thick leaves have cordate bases and typically are densely hairy
(c) TB
DistributionStemless violet with the leaves and flowers coming directly from the slender rhizome. The flowers have purple/brown lines on the lowers petal. The flowering stalks and leaf stems are typically red tinged.
NotesAnother white flowered violet, Northern White Violet, V. macloskeyi has thinner, glabrous leaves. It is found in wetlands.