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Viola biflora (arctic yellow violet)

Synonyms: Chrysion biflorum; Dischidium biflorum; Viola avatschensis; Viola biflora f. glabrifolia; Viola biflora subsp. avatschensis; Viola biflora var. acuminata; Viola biflora var. acutifolia; Viola biflora var. akaishiensis; Viola biflora var. crassifolia; Viola biflora var. hirsuta; Viola biflora var. nudicaulis; Viola biflora var. platyphylla; Viola biflora var. valdepilosa; Viola biflora var. vegeta; Viola chingiana; Viola crassa; Viola crassa var. shikkensis; Viola crassa var. tayemonii; Viola crassa var. vegeta; Viola kanoi; Viola lutea; Viola manaslensis; Viola nudicaulis; Viola schulzeana; Viola tayemonii

Wikipedia Abstract

Viola biflora is a species of the genus Viola. It is also called alpine yellow-violet, arctic yellow violet, or twoflower violet. It is found in Europe, Siberia, Central Asia, Pakistan, western and northern China, North Korea, Japan, and Western North America.
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Height [3]  8 inches (0.2 m)
Width [3]  8 inches (0.2 m)
Allergen Potential [1]  Low
Light Preference [4]  Mostly Shady
Soil Acidity [4]  Neutral
Soil Fertility [4]  Intermediate
Soil Moisture [4]  Moist
Bee Flower Color [2]  UV-Green
Flower Color [2]  Yellow
Edible [3]  May be edible. See the Plants For A Future link below for details.
Flower Type [3]  Hermaphrodite
Lifespan [3]  Perennial
Pollinators [3]  Insects, Lepidoptera
Structure [5]  Herb
Usage [3]  The stems and fragrant blossoms have been placed in the clothes cupboard to impart a nice smell to the clothes;
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Baikalskiy Biosphere Reserve Zapovednik Ia 458883 Russia  
Basegi Zapovednik Ia 93739 Perm, Russia
Berchtesgaden Alps National Park II 51433 Germany
Bering Land Bridge National Preserve Ib 2823882 Alaska, United States
Carpathian Biosphere Reserve 144772 Ukraine  
Changbai Mountain Nature Reserve V 619089 Jilin, China  
Denali Biosphere Reserve 1932364 Alaska, United States
Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve Ib 591068 Alaska, United States
Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve II 366714 British Columbia, Canada
Katunsky Biosphere Reserve 393162 Altai, Russia
Kronotskiy Biosphere Reserve 361480 Russia  
Lake Clark National Park and Preserve Ib 386679 Alaska, United States
Laplandskiy Biosphere Reserve 757114 Russia  
Magadansky Zapovednik 2332834 Russia  
Nationalpark Sächsische Schweiz 23127 Germany  
Noatak Biosphere Reserve 7500143 Alaska, United States  
Nordwestlicher Thüringer Wald 7855 Germany  
Rocky Mountain Biosphere Reserve II 239938 Colorado, United States
Sayano-Shushenskiy Biosphere Reserve Ia 964620 Krasnoyarsk, Russia
Sikhote-Alinskiy Biosphere Reserve 978001 Russia  
Torfowiska Gór Izerskich 12318 Poland  
Tsentral'no-Sibirskiy Biosphere Reserve Ia 2521510 Krasnoyarsk, Russia
Ubsunurskaya Kotlovina (Ubsunur Depression) Zapovednik Ia 798640 Tuva, Russia


Boloria napaea (Mountain Fritillary)[6]
Clossiana chariclea (Arctic Fritillary)[6]
Clossiana thore (Thor's Fritillary)[6]
Microtus oeconomus (tundra vole)[7]


Bassegi Zapovednik; North America;



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1Derived from Allergy-Free Gardening OPALS™, Thomas Leo Ogren (2000)
2Arnold SEJ, Faruq S, Savolainen V, McOwan PW, Chittka L, 2010 FReD: The Floral Reflectance Database — A Web Portal for Analyses of Flower Colour. PLoS ONE 5(12): e14287.
3Plants For A Future licensed under a Creative Commons License
4Ellenberg, H., Weber, H.E., Dull, R., Wirth, V., Werner, W., Paulissen, D. (1991) Zeigerwerte von Pflanzen in Mitteleuropa. Scripta Geobotanica 18, 1–248
5Kattge, J. et al. (2011b) TRY - a global database of plant traits Global Change Biology 17:2905-2935
6HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández
7Analysing diet of small herbivores: the efficiency of DNA barcoding coupled with high-throughput pyrosequencing for deciphering the composition of complex plant mixtures, Eeva M Soininen, Alice Valentini, Eric Coissac, Christian Miquel, Ludovic Gielly, Christian Brochmann, Anne K Brysting, Jørn H Sønstebø, Rolf A Ims, Nigel G Yoccoz and Pierre Taberlet, Frontiers in Zoology 2009, 6:16
Protected Areas provided by Biological Inventories of the World's Protected Areas in cooperation between the Information Center for the Environment at the University of California, Davis and numerous collaborators.
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