Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness

Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department of Natural Sciences

Viola canadensis Linnaeus
(Canadian Violet)

Family: Violaceae

Status: Native

Viola canadensis Linnaeus var. rugulosa (Greene) C.L. Hitchcock
Viola canadensis Linnaeus var. canadensis sensu NM authors
Viola canadensis Linnaeus var. neomexicana (Greene) House
Viola rydbergii Greene

Viola canadensis is our most common white violet in the Gila National Forest. It is found along moist streambanks under trees, occasionally in large numbers. The apex of the leaf is acute. The throat of the flower is marked with yellow with faint purple guidelines.
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Viola canadensis, photo Russ Kleinman, Bill Norris & Mark Donnell, Mogollon Mtns., Redstone Trailhead, Aug. 4, 2007

Viola canadensis, photo Russ Kleinman, Pinos Altos Range, Little Cherry Creek Road, Mar. 28, 2008

Viola canadensis, immature capsule, photo Russ Kleinman & the GNPS Field Trip to Little Cherry Creek Ranch Road, Pinos Altos Range, May 17, 2009

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