Violaceae
Viola sempervirens

Evergreen Violet

Plant rosette with reddish flower stalks. Mature plants produce new plants on aboveground runners. Shiny evergreen leaves thick, heart-shaped, with pointed tips, spotted purple underneath. Flowers pale yellow, the 3 lower petals maroon-veined and 2 side petals bearded. Grows in forests from coast inland to mid elevations. Very similar to V. orbiculata, which does not have stolons.

  • Rarity: Uncommon
  • Flowering Time: Mid Spring
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 3 inches
  • Habitat: West-Side Forest
  • Found In: Olympic NP, Mt. Rainier NP, N Cascades NP, Columbia Basin, West Gorge, Siskiyous
  • Native: Yes