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Viola nuttallii (Nuttall's violet; Nuttall violet; yellow prairie violet)

Synonyms: Crocion nuttallii

Wikipedia Abstract

Viola nuttallii (Nuttall's violet, Yellow prairie violet) is a perennial herbaceous plant in the Violet family (Violaceae), and is one of the few violet species with lanceolate leaves. It is native to the Western Canada and the North-Central and Western United States. The species name Viola means violet in Latin. For Nuttall’s violet the only purple coloring is the nectar guides in the throat of the flower. Nuttall's violet serves as a larval host for the Coronis Fritillary butterfly. The species name is given in honor of noted botanist Thomas Nuttall.
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Allergen Potential [1]  Low
Lifespan [2]  Perennial
Structure [3]  Herb

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Agate Fossil Beds National Monument V 4731 Nebraska, United States
Badlands National Park II 178535 South Dakota, United States
Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area V 36286 Montana, Wyoming, United States
Central Plains Biosphere Reserve 15345 United States  
Craters of the Moon National Monument V 690996 Idaho, United States
Devils Tower National Monument V 1361 Wyoming, United States
Grasslands National Park II 128635 Saskatchewan, Canada
Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area V 103172 Washington, United States
Rocky Mountain Biosphere Reserve II 239938 Colorado, United States
Scotts Bluff National Monument V 3185 Nebraska, United States
Shortgrass Steppe LTER Site Long Term Ecological Research   Colorado, United States
Wind Cave National Park II 29471 South Dakota, United States
Yellowstone Biosphere Reserve II 2196863 Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, United States


Speyeria aphrodite (Anemone fritillary)[4]
Speyeria callippe (Callippe silverspot)[4]
Speyeria coronis (Coronis Fritillary)[4]
Speyeria edwardsii (Edwards’ Fritillary)[4]
Speyeria egleis[4]
Speyeria hydaspe (Hydaspe Fritillary)[4]
Speyeria mormonia (Mormon Fritillary)[4]
Speyeria zerene (Silverspot)[4]


North America;



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1Derived from Allergy-Free Gardening OPALS™, Thomas Leo Ogren (2000)
2USDA Plants Database, U. S. Department of Agriculture
3Kattge, J. et al. (2011b) TRY - a global database of plant traits Global Change Biology 17:2905-2935
4HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández
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