Violaceae
Viola howellii

Howell's Violet

Tuft with leaning stems. Leaves with rounded edges, widely triangular, with a deep basal cleft, toothed, with few hairs on veins. Flowers often entirely light blue to lavender, sometimes with white bases and deeper bluish purple backs, never yellow. Lower petal lighter toward base with dark purple veins and spur as wide as it is long. The 2 side petals have a small tuft of hair at base. Grows in moist ground on prairies, in woods. Plants found east of the Klamath Lakes

  • Rarity: Common
  • Flowering Time: All Spring And Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 3--8 inches
  • Habitat: Meadow, West-Side Forest, East-Side Forest
  • Found In: Olympic NP, West Gorge, N Cascades NP
  • Native: Yes