Roundleaf Violet - Viola orbiculata
(see State Rank Reason below)
MNPS Threat Rank
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Common to abundant in montane to subalpine forests in the western half of the state.
Glabrous without rhizomes or stolons. Stems lacking; peduncles 2–5 cm long. Leaf blades 2–4 cm wide, orbiculate-cordate with crenate margins; stipules lanceolate 3–9 mm long, sometimes glandular-serrate. Flowers 8–12 mm long, yellow; the lower 3 petals with purple lines; the lateral pair bearded; spur ca. 1 mm long; style tip hairy. Capsule 5–8 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
BC, AB south to OR, ID and MT (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.