Marsh Violet - Viola palustris
(see State Rank Reason below)
MNPS Threat Rank
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Widely scattered to locally common in appropriate habitat in western Montana.
Glabrous, stoloniferous. Stems lacking; peduncles 4–15 cm long. Leaf blades 1–4 cm long, orbiculate-cordate; margins crenate; stipules lanceolate. Flowers white to bluish, 10–15 mm long; lower 3 petals with purple lines; the lateral pair sparsely hairy; spur ca. 2 mm long; style tip glabrous. Capsule 4–5 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
BC to NL south to CA, UT, CO and NH (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).
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Wet soil of seeps, streambanks, wet meadows, fens, forests; valleys to rarely subalpine (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.