Page author: David Giblin
Viola pluviae
rain violet

Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; Alaska to California, east to Idaho and Montana; Eurasia.

Habitat: Wet areas at low to moderate elevations, including in part to full shade.

Flowers: April-July

Origin: Native

Conservation Status: Not of concern


Leaves few, arising from long petioles attached to the rhizome.


Apex of largest leaves obtuse or shortly acuminate from protruding apical tooth; upper and lower leaf surfaces glabrous.


blue, 9-12 mm long in profile.

Accepted Name:
Viola pluviae Marcussen, H.E.Ballard & Blaxland
Publication: Nordic J. Bot. 36(9)-e01931: 3. 2018. 2018.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
(none provided)
Additional Resources:

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

WA Flora Checklist: Viola pluviae checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Viola pluviae atlas page.

CalPhotos: Viola pluviae photos.

USDA Plants: Viola pluviae information.

2 photographs:
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