Viola primulifolia ssp. occidentalis

Western Bog Violet

Tuft. Leaves from base with petiole 1–4 in. long, blade narrow to widely egg-shaped, slightly scalloped to entire, with pointed or narrowly rounded tip. Flower stems usually shorter than leaves. Flowers white, lower petal veined purple, more or less 1/3 in. long, side petals hairy near center, spur short. Grows in areas of serpentine rock, on wet hillsides, in creeks, or in fens with Darlingtonia californica. Rare and endemic in Siskiyou Mountains at 300–1600 ft.

  • Rarity: Rare
  • Flowering Time: Early Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 3--8 inches
  • Habitat: Bog/Fen/Wetland
  • Found In: Siskiyous
  • Native: Yes

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