Northern Bog Violet - Viola nephrophylla
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Numerous collections from Montana at MONTU, particularly from west of the continental divide. Though widespread in western Montana in appropriate habitat, usually not abundant.
Plants glabrous, without rhizomes or stolons. Stems lacking; peduncles 5–20 cm. Leaf blades 2–5 cm wide, broadly cordate with crenate margins; stipules narrow. Flowers 12–25 mm long, blue; the lower 3 petals white at the base, bearded; spur 2–3 mm long; style glabrous. Capsule 6–8 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
BC to NL south to CA, NM, MN and NY (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).
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- Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
- Simanonok, M. 2018. Plant-pollinator network assembly after wildfire. Ph.D. Dissertation. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 123 p.