Violaceae
Viola langsdorfii

Alaska Violet

Basal cluster of heart-shaped leaves below leafless, upright, white to light green flower stem bearing a single lavender flower. The upper 2 petals are shorter than the 2 white-bearded side petals. The lower petal has a small yellow patch at the base. The 3 lowest petals have purple veins. Spur has a short upturned pouch. Grows in moist places, bogs, talus, scree, at low to high elevations.

  • Rarity: Uncommon
  • Flowering Time: Early Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: to 6 inches
  • Habitat: Coastal, Meadow, Subalpine, Bog/Fen/Wetland
  • Found In: N Cascades NP, Olympic NP, Mt. Rainier NP
  • Native: Yes