arrow-leaved violet

(Viola sagittata var. sagittata)

Conservation Status
arrow-leaved violet
 
  IUCN Red List

not listed

     
  NatureServe

NNR - Unranked

SNR - Unranked

     
  Minnesota

not listed

     
           
Wetland Indicator Status
     
  Great Plains

FAC - Facultative

     
  Midwest

FAC - Facultative

     
  Northcentral & Northeast

FAC - Facultative

     
           
 
Description
 
 

There is no central stem. The leaves and flowers rise from the ground on separate stalks.

The leaves are arrow-shaped. The base of the leaf blade becomes lobed as it ages.

The lower 3 petals are bearded.

 
     
 

Height

 
 

 

 
     
 

Flower Color

 
 

Purple

 
     
 

Similar Species

 
     
     
 
Habitat
 
 

Moist to dry. Prairies, wood openings.

 
     
 
Biology
 
 

Flowering

 
 

April to June

 
     
 
Use
 
 

 

 
     
 
Distribution
 
 

Distribution Map

 

Sources

2, 3, 5, 7.

 
  1/18/2012      
         
 

Nativity

 
 

Native

 
         
 

Occurrence

 
 

Uncommon

 
         
 
Taxonomy
 
  Kingdom Plantae (green algae and land plants)  
  Subkingdom Viridiplantae (green plants)  
  Infrakingdom Streptophyta (land plants and green algae)  
  Superdivision Embryophyta (land plants)  
  Division Tracheophyta (vascular plants)  
  Subdivision Spermatophytina (seed plants)  
  Class Magnoliopsida (flowering plants)  
  Superorder Rosanae  
 

Order

Malpighiales (nances, willows, and allies)  
 

Family

Violaceae (violet)  
  Subfamily Violoideae  
  Tribe Violeae  
  Genus Viola (violet)  
       
 

Synonyms

 
 

Viola X cestrica

Viola emarginata

Viola emarginata var. acutiloba

Viola sagittata var. subsagittata

 
       
 

Common Names

 
 

arrow-leaved violet

arrowleaf violet

 
       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       
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