Viola purpurea var. aurea (Kellogg) M.S. Baker ex Jeps.
  • Fl. Calif.
  • Golden violet

Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Viola purpurea var. aurea (Kellogg) M.S. Baker ex Jeps. Published on the Internet; Accessed on: 06 Jul 2020'

General Information

Plants 4–12 cm. Stems erect or decumbent, mostly buried, not much elongated by end of season, canescent to tomentose. Leaves: basal: 1–6; petiole 4.6–9.5 cm, tomentose; blade purplish abaxially, gray adaxially, ovate, oblong, or orbiculate, 1.1–5 × 1–3.4 cm, base attenuate, often oblique, margins coarsely repand-dentate to irregularly crenate or shallowly and irregularly serrate, apex acute to obtuse, surfaces tomentose; cauline: petiole 1.5–5.5 cm, tomentose; blade ovate to ovate-lanceolate, 1.3–3.7 × 0.7–2 cm, length 0.8–1.4 times width, base attenuate, sometimes oblique, margins usually irregularly serrate, sometimes entire and undulate, apex usually acute, surfaces tomentose. Peduncles 2.4–10.5 cm, tomentose. Lowest petals 8–13 mm. Capsules 4–7 mm. Seeds medium brown, 2.5–2.9 mm. Flowering Apr–Jun. Pinyon-juniper woodland, sagebrush (Great Basin); 1000–2300 m; Calif., Nev.

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    Other Local Names

    Golden violet

     Information From

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    'Flora of North America @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
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