Viola praemorsa var. praemorsa

Common names: Astoria yellow montane hairy violet violette jaune des monts
IllustratedEndemic
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 6. Treatment on page 147.

Plants 5.5–21.5 cm. Leaves: basal: petiole 2.6–13.8 cm; blade usually narrowly to broadly ovate, sometimes oblong-lanceolate to ± orbiculate or ± elliptic, 1.7–5.9(–7.3) × 0.8–3.3 cm, length 1.1–3 times width, base ± truncate to subcordate, margins ± crenate to serrate or entire; cauline similar to basal except: petiole 1.7–11.5 cm; blade 2.3–5.8(–6.7) × 1.1–3.5 cm. Peduncles 4.4–16.5 cm. Lowest petal 12–15(–18) mm. Capsules 6–11 mm. Seeds dark brown. 2n = 36.


Phenology: Flowering Mar–Jul.
Habitat: Vernally moist slopes and banks, meadows, grassy areas, open forests, sagebrush, shade or open areas
Elevation: 100–2500 m

Distribution

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B.C., Calif., Oreg., Wash.

Discussion

In British Columbia, var. praemorsa is known only from southeastern Vancouver Island and adjacent Saltspring Island (G. W. Douglas and M. Ryan 1998).

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

R. John Little +  and Landon E. McKinney† +
Douglas ex Lindley +
Astoria +, yellow montane +, hairy violet +  and violette jaune des monts +
B.C. +, Calif. +, Oreg. +  and Wash. +
100–2500 m +
Vernally moist slopes and banks, meadows, grassy areas, open forests, sagebrush, shade or open areas +
Flowering Mar–Jul. +
Edwards’s Bot. Reg. +
Illustrated +  and Endemic +
Viola nuttallii subsp. praemorsa +  and V. nuttallii var. praemorsa +
Viola praemorsa var. praemorsa +
Viola praemorsa +
variety +