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Baker's Violet
Viola bakeri
About Baker's Violet (Viola bakeri) 1 Nurseries Carry This Plant Viola bakeri is a species of violet known by the common name Baker's violet. It is native to the Western United States, from Washington and Oregon, to the mountains of northern Nevada, and in California to the southern High Sierra Nevada. The plant occurs in openings in coniferous forest habitats. Viola bakeri is an herb that grows from a woody taproot, reaching a maximum height of a few centimeters to around 30 centimetres (12 in). The leaves have lance-shaped blades up to 5 or 6 centimeters long which are borne on petioles. They are usually hairless, but may have hairs along the veins and edges. A solitary flower is borne on an upright stem. It has five yellow petals, the lowest three marked with brown veining and the upper pair sometimes tinged with brown or purple on the outer surface.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

1 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
Yellow, Brown

Flowering Season
Flowering Season
Spring, Summer

Wildlife Supported

Landscaping Information
Shade, Part Shade


Sunset Zones
Sunset Zones?
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 15, 16, 17

Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 18.3" - 129.0", Summer Precipitation: 0.88" - 4.32", Coldest Month: 27.5" - 45.8", Hottest Month: 49.0" - 70.3", Humidity: 1.01" - 20.13", Elevation: 2797" - 10181"

Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora

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