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Sand Violet - Viola adunca


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S5
* (see State Rank Reason below)

Agency Status
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BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 5

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State Rank Reason (see State Rank above)
Common in Montana, particularly west of the continental divide.
 
General Description
Plants rhizomatous, puberulent to glabrous. Stems inconspicuous at first but elongating to 1–10 cm. Leaf blades lanceolate- to ovate-cordate, 5–40 mm wide with crenulate margins; stipules ragged, narrow, 4–12 mm long. Flowers blue, 8–20 mm long; lower petals often white-based; lateral pair bearded; spur 4–8 mm long; style hairy at the tip. Capsule 4–5 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
AK to Greenland south to CA, CO, SD, MN and NY (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 39

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Habitat
Moist forest, riparian thickets, meadows, margins of wetlands at all elevations (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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