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Viola sempervirens (evergreen violet)

Synonyms: Viola sarmentosa; Viola sempervirens subsp. orbiculoides

Wikipedia Abstract

Viola sempervirens, known by the common names redwood violet and evergreen violet, is a species in the genus Viola. It is native to the West Coast of the United States and British Columbia, Canada, and grows in closed-cone pine forest, California mixed evergreen forest, redwood forest, and Douglas fir forest communities.It has leathery purple-spotted green leaves and bright yellow flowers. It blooms in winter and spring.
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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
Leaf Type [2]  Evergreen
Lifespan [2]  Perennial
Pollinators [2]  Insects, Lepidoptera
Structure [3]  Herb
Height [2]  3.15 inches (0.08 m)
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
H.J. Andrews Biosphere Reserve 15815 Oregon, United States
Olympic Biosphere Reserve II 922805 Washington, United States
Oregon Caves National Monument V 456 Oregon, United States


Boloria epithore[4]
Speyeria hydaspe (Hydaspe Fritillary)[4]
Spilococcus pressus (pressus mealybug)[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.
5Ben-Dov, Y., Miller, D.R. & Gibson, G.A.P. ScaleNet 4 November 2009
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