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Viola labradorica (alpine violet)

Synonyms: Viola adunca var. minor; Viola canina var. muhlenbergii; Viola conspersa; Viola muhlenbergiana; Viola muhlenbergiana var. minor; Viola muhlenbergii

Wikipedia Abstract

Viola labradorica, commonly known as Alpine dog violet, Alpine violet, American dog violet, dog violet, and Labrador violet, is a perennial native to eastern Canada, Greenland, and the United States. The plant sold as Viola labradorica by nurseries is Viola riviniana.
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Height [2]  3.9 inches (0.1 m)
Width [2]  12 inches (0.3 m)
Allergen Potential [1]  Low
Edible [2]  May be edible. See the Plants For A Future link below for details.
Flower Type [2]  Hermaphrodite
Leaf Type [2]  Evergreen
Lifespan [2]  Perennial
Pollinators [2]  Insects, Lepidoptera
Structure [3]  Herb
Usage [2]  A good ground cover plant, fast spreading but slow to thicken up and may need weeding for the first year or so; Plants should be spaced about 30cm apart each way;
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Algonquin Provincial Park IV 1868802 Ontario, Canada
Bruce Peninsula National Park II   Ontario, Canada
Cape Breton Highlands National Park II 234333 Nova Scotia, Canada  
Forillon National Park II 61010 Quebec, Canada  
Fraser Biosphere Reserve 23050 Colorado, United States  
Fundy National Park II 52716 New Brunswick, Canada
Georgian Bay Islands National Park II   Ontario, Canada
Gros Morne National Park II 476632 Newfoundland, Canada
Rocky Mountain Biosphere Reserve II 239938 Colorado, United States
Terra Nova National Park IV 125894 Newfoundland, Canada


North America;



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1Derived from Allergy-Free Gardening OPALS™, Thomas Leo Ogren (2000)
2Plants For A Future licensed under a Creative Commons License
3USDA Plants Database, U. S. Department of Agriculture
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