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Pine Violet - Viola purpurea

Status Under Review

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

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State Rank Reason (see State Rank above)
Restricted to southwest and southcentral MT.
 
General Description
Rhizomatous, puberulent. Stems 1–3 cm, mostly subterranean. Leaf blades 5–20 mm wide, lanceolate to ovate, thick, purple-tinged, shallowly lobed; stipules lanceolate. Flowers yellow, 7–12 mm long; petals with brown lines; the lateral pair bearded; spur 1–2 mm long; style tip hairy. Capsule puberulent; 4–5 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Our plants are variety venosa (S.Watson) Brainerd.

Range Comments
WA to MT south to CA, AZ and CO (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Habitat
Gravelly soil of meadows, grasslands, exposed slopes; montane, subalpine (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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