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Plant Details

Viola canadensis

Canadian White Violet, Tall White Violet, Canada Violet

Scientific Name:

Viola canadensis

Common Name:

Canadian White Violet, Tall White Violet, Canada Violet

Plant Family

Violaceae (Violet Family)

Native/Alien:

Native

Type:

Perennial

Bloom Color(s):

white

Size in Feet:

8 to 16 in

Light:

shade, part-sun

Soil Moisture:

mesic(*)

Bloom Time:

April to July

Bloom Area:

Mountains, Piedmont

Habitat Description:

Rich cove forests, other rich mesic situations, such as floodplains.

Canadian White Violet plant

Canadian White Violet is the only violet in our area that has a white flower and a leafy stem (caulescent). The flowers turn a pink-purple as they age.

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Paynter, early May, 2011

Flower close up

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


Bird-Friendly Native Plants

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