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Marsh Violet
Viola palustris
  
About Marsh Violet (Viola palustris) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Viola palustris (marsh violet or alpine marsh violet) is a perennial forb of the genus Viola. It inhabits moist meadows, marshes, and streambanks in northern parts of North America and Eurasia. Viola palustris is a 5 to 22 cm, glabrous herb with petioles and peduncles from slender rhizomes. The cordate to reniform leaves are 2. 5 to 3. 5 cm wide with coarse, shallow, blunt teeth. Petioles are 2 to 17 cm. The white to lilac flowers are 10 to 13 mm long. Peduncles are about the same length as petioles. The lower three petals have purple lines. The lateral pair are lightly bearded.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

Size
Size
8.4 in tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
Lavender, White, Purple

Wildlife Supported
 


Landscaping Information
Sun
Sun
Full Sun

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Disturbed places

Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 36.3" - 78.9", Summer Precipitation: 0.42" - 2.73", Coldest Month: 34.7" - 47.0", Hottest Month: 53.4" - 71.6", Humidity: 0.27" - 22.72", Elevation: -80" - 6003"


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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