Violaceae
Viola flettii

Olympic Violet

Tiny, upright. Dark green leaves round to kidney-shaped, succulent, purple-veined, with coarsely dented edges. Flowers lavender to rose-violet, lightening toward the yellow base. The 2 side petals are yellow-bearded. The 3 lower petals are veined darker violet. Found only in rock crevices on basalt outcrops and alpine talus of Olympic Mountains.

  • Rarity: Endemic
  • Flowering Time: Early Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 1--6 inches
  • Habitat: Alpine
  • Found In: Olympic NP
  • Native: Yes