Violaceae
Viola palustris

Marsh Violet

Clustered upright leaves and flower stems from running underground stolons. Leaf elongated, heart-shaped, entire, on 2–4 in. petioles. Flowers lavender to pale blue, 3 lower petals with darker veins. Lower petal larger, with pointed nectar spur. Grows in swampy places from coastline to subalpine.

  • Rarity: Uncommon
  • Flowering Time: Mid Spring
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 2--8 inches
  • Habitat: Coastal, Meadow, Bog/Fen/Wetland
  • Found In: West Gorge, Wallowas, N Cascades NP, Mt. Rainier NP, Olympic NP
  • Native: Yes