Page author: David Giblin
Viola sororia
northern blue violet, northern woodland violet

Distribution: Occurring east of the Cascades crest in northeastern Washington; Yukon Territory to California, east to the Rocky Mountains, northern Great Plains, Great Lakes region, and northeastern North America.

Habitat: Dry to moist forest openings, thickets, meadows, and stream banks at middle elevations.

Flowers: May-July

Origin: Native

Conservation Status: Review Group 1 in Washington (WANHP)


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Accepted Name:
Viola sororia Willd.
Publication: Hort. Berol. [Willdenow] 1(6): t. 72. 1806.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Viola septentrionalis Greene [HC]
Additional Resources:

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

WA Flora Checklist: Viola sororia checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Viola sororia atlas page.

CalPhotos: Viola sororia photos.

USDA Plants: Viola sororia information.

3 photographs:
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