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Viola glabella (pioneer violet)

Synonyms: Viola biflora var. sitchensis; Viola californica; Viola canadensis var. sitchensis

Wikipedia Abstract

Viola glabella, the stream violet or pioneer violet, is usually found along streams or in moist woods in northeastern Asia and northwestern North America. Its petals are yellow on both sides, with the exception of dark purple nectar guides on the front of the lower three petals. The flowers arise from the same stems as the leaves; the plant is deciduous and dies back completely to its roots during autumn.
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Allergen Potential [1]  Low
Edible [2]  May be edible. See the Plants For A Future link below for details.
Flower Type [2]  Hermaphrodite
Lifespan [2]  Perennial
Pollinators [2]  Insects, Lepidoptera
Structure [3]  Herb
Height [2]  3.937 inches (0.1 m)
Width [2]  8 inches (0.2 m)
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Protected Areas


Boloria epithore[4]
Boloria selene (Silver-bordered fritillary)[4]
Speyeria hydaspe (Hydaspe Fritillary)[5]


North America;

External References

USDA Plant Profile



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1Derived from Allergy-Free Gardening OPALS™, Thomas Leo Ogren (2000)
2Plants For A Future licensed under a Creative Commons License
3Kattge, J. et al. (2011b) TRY - a global database of plant traits Global Change Biology 17:2905-2935
4Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
5HOSTS - 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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