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Northern Two-eyed Violet
Viola cuneata
About Northern Two-eyed Violet (Viola cuneata) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Viola cuneata is a species of violet known by the common name wedgeleaf violet. It is native to southwestern Oregon and northwestern California, where it occurs in the forests of the coastal mountain ranges, often on serpentine soils. This rhizomatous herb produces a hairless stem reaching a maximum height of a few centimeters to around 25 centimeters. The basal leaves have purple-veined green oval, rounded, or wedge-shaped blades borne on long petioles. Leaves higher on the stem are smaller. A solitary flower is borne on a very slender upright stem. It has five white petals with yellowish bases, the lateral two and usually upper two with purple spots. Their outer surfaces may be deep purple to red, and the lowest three are generally marked with purple veining.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

9.8 in tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
Purple, Yellow, White

Wildlife Supported

Landscaping Information
Full Sun, Part Shade

Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 39.1" - 156.6", Summer Precipitation: 0.42" - 6.33", Coldest Month: 31.9" - 46.7", Hottest Month: 49.0" - 72.8", Humidity: 0.29" - 21.39", Elevation: 53" - 8303"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Wedge-leaved Violet, Wedgeleaf Violet

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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