Search Field Guide
Advanced Search
Montana Field Guide

Montana Field Guides

Marsh Violet - Viola palustris


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S3S4
* (see State Rank Reason below)

Agency Status
USFWS:
USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 7

External Links






State Rank Reason (see State Rank above)
Widely scattered to locally common in appropriate habitat in western Montana.
 
General Description
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).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
BC to NL south to CA, UT, CO and NH (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 6

(Click on the following maps and charts to see full sized version) Map Help and Descriptions
Relative Density

Recency

 

(Observations spanning multiple months or years are excluded from time charts)



Habitat
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).

References
Login Logout
Citation for data on this website:
Marsh Violet — Viola palustris.  Montana Field Guide.  .  Retrieved on , from