Violaceae
Viola trinervata

Sagebrush Violet

Clustered. Leaves fleshy to leathery, hairless. Leaves divided into oval leaflets with sharply pointed tips, each with 3 prominent veins. Brownish green flower stalks are longer than leaves. The upper 2 petals are darker violet, the 3 lower petals lighter to pale lavender with a yellow and purple patch at base and dark purple veins. Grows in seasonally moist sagebrush flats, rocky hillsides. Goes dormant with summer heat.

  • Rarity: Locally Common
  • Flowering Time: All Spring
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 2--3 inches
  • Habitat: Shrub-Steppe
  • Found In: Wallowas, East Gorge, Great Basin
  • Native: Yes