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Viola nuttallii var. bakeri
Baker's violet

Distribution: Occurring chiefly east of the Cascades crest in Washington from Mt. Adams south; south-central Washington to California and Nevada.

Habitat: Moist to dry openings in coniferous forests.

Flowers: May-July

Origin: Native

Conservation Status: Not of concern


Perennial from short, erect rhizomes, the stems up to 15 cm. long.


Leaf blades entire, elliptic-lanceolate, tapering to the petiole, 2-5 cm. long; petiole 3-12 cm. long; stipules attached to the petiole, the free portion few-toothed.


Flowers with peduncles shorter than the leaves; flowers 5-12 mm. long, yellow, the lower 3 penciled with brownish-purple, the lateral pair bearded; style head bearded, rounded.


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

Accepted Name:
Viola nuttallii Pursh var. bakeri (Greene) C.L. Hitchc.
Publication: Vasc. Pl. Pacific NW 3: 447. 1961.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Viola bakeri Greene [JPM]
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Viola nuttallii var. bakeri in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Viola nuttallii var. bakeri checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Viola nuttallii var. bakeri atlas page.

CalPhotos: Viola nuttallii var. bakeri photos.

USDA Plants: Viola nuttallii var. bakeri information.

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