Viola lobata

Pine Violet

Stems, leaves in erect cluster. Leaves basal and on stem near tip. Plant may be without basal leaves. There are 2 forms. Subsp. integrifolia has triangular leaves with pointed tips, often toothed. Subsp. lobata has deeply divided to lobed leaves that spread wide, looking like an open hand. Flowers yellow with maroon veins on lower 3 petals. Upper 2 petals are maroon to brown on the back. The 2 side petals are bearded. Grows in dry open pine forests, woods, at low to high elevations.

  • Rarity: Uncommon
  • Flowering Time: Late Spring
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 2--8 inches
  • Habitat: West-Side Forest
  • Found In: Siskiyous
  • Native: Yes