Violaceae
Viola sheltonii

Shelton Violet

Forms small mats from spreading roots. Leaves horizontal to ground, nearly round, deeply divided into 3-lobed leaflets. Yellow flowers single on light brown stems have maroon veins on the 3 lower petals. The upper 2 petals have maroon backs. The 2 side petals are sparsely bearded. Grows in deep duff or sandy to gravelly soil in mixed woodlands at low to high elevations.

  • Rarity: Common
  • Flowering Time: Mid Spring
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 1--8 inches
  • Habitat: West-Side Forest, East-Side Forest
  • Found In: West Gorge, East Gorge, Siskiyous, N Cascades NP
  • Native: Yes