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Northern Blue Violet - Viola septentrionalis

Status Under Review
Native Species

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S1?
* (see State Rank Reason below)

Agency Status
MNPS Threat Rank:

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State Rank Reason (see State Rank above)
Apparently only known in Montana from a few collections from the Swan Valley.
  • Details on Status Ranking and Review
    Northern Blue Violet (Viola septentrionalis) Conservation Status Review
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General Description
Puberulent, without stolons or rhizomes. Stems lacking; peduncles 5–10 cm long. Leaf blades 2–4 cm wide, broadly cordate with dentate margins; stipules long-attenuate, fringed. Flowers blue, 15–25 mm long; lower petals bearded; sepals ciliate; spur 1–2 mm long; style tip glabrous. Capsule orbicular (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Range Comments
Lake and Missoula counties; BC to NL south to WA, MT, NE, TN and NH (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).


  • Literature Cited AboveLegend:   View Online Publication
    • Douglas, G.W., D. Meidinger, and J. Pojar, editors. 2000. The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia. Volume 5. Dicotyledons (Salicaceae through Zygophyllaceae) and Pteridophytes. British Columbia Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks and British Columbia Ministry of Forests, Victoria.
    • Lesica, P., M. T. Lavin, and P. F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
  • Additional ReferencesLegend:   View Online Publication
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    • Britton, N. L. and A. B. Brown. 1913. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States, Canada, and the British Possessions. 2nd Edition in 3 Volumes. New York, NY: Charles Scribner's Sons. B13BRI01PAUS.
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