Viola cuneata

Wedge-Leaved Violet

Stems smooth, prostrate to erect. Leaf blade widely triangular, pointed at tips, tapering toward base. Flowers at stem top are white with yellow base and spur, petals purple-veined on the face and streaked with purple on back. The 2 side petals have dark purple spot near sparse beard at base. The lower 3 petals have dark purple veins. Often found on rocky serpentine in damp open woods at mid elevations.

  • Rarity: Locally Common
  • Flowering Time: Late Spring
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 3--10 inches
  • Habitat: West-Side Forest
  • Found In: Siskiyous
  • Native: Yes