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Sweet white violet (Viola blanda)


Viola blanda, commonly called the sweet white violet, is a flowering perennial plant in the Violet family Violaceae. It is native to parts of south-eastern and south-central Canada and the eastern, and north-central, United States.Its natural habitat is in cool, mesic forests. The sweet white violet grows from 6 to 12 inches high. They grow small white flowers in spring and early summer. The lower petals have purple veins. The upper petals are often twisted or bent backwards. The stalks are a reddish tinged. They grow 1-2 inch long heart shaped leaves with a few scattered hairs. The white violet has demonstrated a weak ability to respond to climate change by shifting its flowering time in some areas of its range

Taxonomic tree

  • Domain: Eukarya

    • Kingdom: Plantae

      • Phylum:

        • Class: Magnoliopsida

          • Order: Malpighiales

            • Family: Violaceae

              • Genus: Viola