Viola canadensis var. rugulosa (Western Canada Violet) - photos and description






Flowering stems have leaves

General: Violet having leafy stems, robust plants. Rhizomatous. Stems glabrous.

Taxonomic key to Saskatchewan's violets.

Flowers: Flowers white, often with a blush of pink, with yellow throat and a few purple stripes, lateral petals bearded. We measured flowers to 20 mm wide, and the spur petal to 15 mm long.

Leaves: Leaves cordate with a sharp apex, we measured a leaf blade at 7 cm long and 8 cm wide. Stem leaves alternate. The leaf margins and the nerve on the leaf bottom are sparingly hairy.

Height: Height listed in Budd's Flora to 60 cm. We measured plants to 28 cm tall.

Habitat: Wood groves and shrubby, shaded areas.

Abundance: Common.

Origin: Native.

When and where photographed: Took the above photos May 20th and May 30th in mixed woods in the Cypress Hills, 400 km southwest of our home in Regina, SK.