Violaceae
Viola canadensis

Canada Violet

Stem prostrate to upright, to 15 in. long. Leaf blades toothed, heart-shaped to broadly oval, with sharply pointed tips and short hairs. Petioles long at base, becoming shorter along flower stems. Flower petals mostly white with yellow patches. The 2 side petals have white beard at the base. The 3 lower petals have maroon veins, and the 2 upper petals have lavender backs. Grows in openings in mixed forests.

  • Rarity: Locally Common
  • Flowering Time: Early Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 8--15 inches
  • Habitat: West-Side Forest, Coastal
  • Found In: N Cascades NP
  • Native: Yes