Violaceae
Viola orbiculata

Roundleaf Violet

Plant clustered without stolons. Basal leaves on long stalks are thin, round, with scalloped edges and rounded lobes at base of leaf blade. Flower stalks reddish, with small scale-like bracts on midstem. The 3 lower petals have maroon veins. Grows in moist woods, subalpine meadows. Very similar V. sempervirens has runners and bearded petals.

  • Rarity: Common
  • Flowering Time: Early Spring
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 1--3 inches
  • Habitat: West-Side Forest, Subalpine, Meadow, East-Side Forest
  • Found In: Olympic NP, Mt. Rainier NP, N Cascades NP, Columbia Basin, West Gorge
  • Native: Yes