downy yellow violet

(Viola pubescens var. pubescens)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

not listed

downy yellow violet

NatureServe

N5 - Secure

SNR - Unranked

Minnesota

not listed

Wetland
Indicator
Status

Great Plains

FACU - Facultative upland

Midwest

FACU - Facultative upland

Northcentral & Northeast

FACU - Facultative upland

Nativity

Native

Occurrence

 

Habitat

Dry. Woods, forests.

Flowering

April to June

     
Flower Color

Yellow

     
Height

4 to 18

     
 
Identification

The plant has no basal leaves or a single basal leaf. The flowering stem is conspicuously hairy. The lower leaf surface is hairy, especially along the main veins. The leaf blade has 15 to 23 teeth per side. The leaf stipules are broadly egg-shaped and broadly angled at the tip.

 
Similar
Species

Smooth yellow violet (Viola pubescens var. scabriuscula) has 1 to 3 basal leaves. The stem is hairless or has hairs in longitudinal lines. The lower leaf surface is hairless or sparsely hairy along the main veins. The leaf blade has 8 to 15 teeth per side. The leaf stipules are narrowly egg-shaped to lance-shaped and narrowly angled at the tip.

 
Distribution Distribution Map   Sources: 7.
 
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Taxonomy

Family:

Violaceae (violet)

 

Subfamily:

Violoideae

  Tribe:

Violeae

 
Parent

yellow violet (Viola pubescens)

 
Synonyms

 

 
Common
Names

downy yellow violet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       
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