Page author: David Giblin
Viola odorata
sweet blue violet
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Distribution: In scattered locations throughout Washington; introduced and escaping at various location in the United States.

Habitat: Sheltered, disturbed areas in somewhat moist soil.

Flowers: March - May and August - September

Origin: Introduced

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Description:
General:

Low, fragrant, creeping, soft-hairy perennial with stolons that root at the nodes.

Leaves:

Leaves tufted, cordate and rounded, petiolate, enlarging in summer.

Flowers:

Flowers blue-violet or white, rarely lilac, pink or yellow; sepals blunt.

Fruits:

Fruit a 3-valved capsule, ovary superior, placentation parietal.

Accepted Name:
Viola odorata L.
Publication: Sp. Pl. 2: 934. 1753.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
(none provided)
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Viola odorata in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Viola odorata checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Viola odorata atlas page.

CalPhotos: Viola odorata photos.

USDA Plants: Viola odorata information.

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