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  • Scientific Names
    • Viola sororia
    • Viola papilionacea
    • Viola septentrionalis
  • English
    • woolly blue violet
    • Common Blue Violet
  • Korean
    • 종지나물
  • Vermont Flora Codes
    • VIOSOR

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andy_donaldson

Date

May 17, 2015

Description

Small herb. Basal, heart-shaped, palmately-veined leaves. Purple flower comes from basal stem (one flower per stem). Pale yellow at very inside of flower. 5 petals. Two side petals have inward facing hairs.

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woolly blue violet Viola sororia

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irene_davy

Date

May 24, 2015 10:54 AM EDT

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boogie

Date

May 23, 2015

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runshigleyrun

Date

April 17, 2014

Description

Common woodland groundcover in our gardens.

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omegadan01

Date

May 15, 2015

Description

Herbaceous 6 inch plants, simple toothed leaves, basal leaves. 5-parted Violet colored petals, bilaterally symmetrical, side petals bearded with pointy hairs, spur petal NOT bearded. 1 stamen.

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woolly blue violet Viola sororia

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mcountr

Date

May 17, 2015 06:59 PM CDT

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jessicaross2014

Date

May 13, 2015

Description

basal rosette less than 5" tall, dark green orbicular-cordate leaves, crenate margins, pubescent leaves and stems, dark purple flowers with 5 rounded petals- two upper petals, two lateral, and one lower; white flower center with dark purple veins radiating outward, lateral petals with small white hairs

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woolly blue violet Viola sororia

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kueda

Date

May 16, 2015 07:56 AM CDT

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woolly blue violet Viola sororia

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erikamitchell

Date

May 11, 2015 02:35 PM EDT

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woolly blue violet Viola sororia

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erikamitchell

Date

May 11, 2015 03:41 PM EDT

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woolly blue violet Viola sororia

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bendingtree

Date

May 8, 2015

Description

I guess this is at the hairiest end of the spectrum for this species. I have never seen this plant appear so white-woolly before; it looked like a totally different species to me.

Common on dry wooded slope above Little Beaver Creek. All plants were densely hairy here.

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field_daze

Date

May 14, 2015 06:19 PM EDT
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Description from Wikipedia

Viola sororia, known commonly as the Common Blue Violet, is a stemless herbaceous perennial plant that is native to eastern North America. It is known by a number of common names including; Common Meadow Violet, Purple Violet, Woolly Blue Violet, Hooded Violet and Wood Violet.

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Conservation Summary

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