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Viola rostrata

Long-spurred Violet

Scientific Name:

Viola rostrata

Genus:

Viola

Species Epithet:

rostrata

Common Name:

Long-spurred Violet

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Violaceae (Violet Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

0-1 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Purple

Light:

Less than 2 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist

Bloom Time:

April, May

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont

Habitat Description:

Acidic cove forests, other mesic forests, often under Tsuga canadensis. Common in NC Mountains, rare in Piedmont.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate, Opposite, Fascicled (Pines)

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Important for Wildlife

Landscape Value:

Recommended and Available

Notes:

good for pollinators

Plants and Blooms

image

Marta Baskin

Blooms

image

Marta Baskin

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Flora of North America


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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