Nuttall's Violet - Viola nuttallii
Viola praemorsa, Viola vallicola
(see State Rank Reason below)
MNPS Threat Rank
Glabrous to sparsely puberulent without horizontal rhizomes or stolons. Stems mostly subterranean, the aerial portion 2–8 cm. Leaf blades 1–10 cm long, narrowly to broadly lanceolate, entire to remotely crenulate, the base long-tapered to truncate; stipules adnate to stem. Flowers 8–15 mm long, yellow; upper petals brownish on back; the lower 3 with purple lines; spur ca. 1 mm long; style tip hairy. Capsule 6–9 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
Our plants are variety nuttallii, praemorsa
(Douglas ex Lindl.) S. Watson, or vallicola
(A. Nelson) H. St. John.