Violaceae
Viola macloskeyi

Macloskey Violet

Upright plants forming patches from running roots. Leaves round to kidney-shaped, very thin, entire or slightly toothed. Flowers white, with upper 2 petals often curving back so the tips almost touch. The 2 side petals sometimes bearded. Lower 3 petals purple-veined, turning creamy white toward base. Spur white. Grows near seeps and slow-moving water at mid- to high elevations.

  • Rarity: Common
  • Flowering Time: Mid Spring
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 1/2--5 inches
  • Habitat: Meadow, West-Side Forest, East-Side Forest, Subalpine, Alpine, Bog/Fen/Wetland
  • Found In: Crater Lake NP, Wallowas, Mt. Rainier NP, Olympic NP, N Cascades NP
  • Native: Yes