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Viola sagittata ovata (Viola sagittata ovata)


Viola sagittata, commonly called the arrowleaf violet, is a species of flowering plant in the violet family Violaceae. It is native to the eastern North America in Canada and the United States, where it is widespread.It is found in a variety of natural habitats, but is most common in dry, open communities such as prairies, glades, or woodlands, often in sandy or rocky soil. Viola sagittata is an stemless perennial. It can be distinguished from other Viola in its area by its leaves that are much longer than wide, with truncate to subcordate bases. It produces purple flowers in the spring.

Taxonomic tree

  • Domain: Eukarya

    • Kingdom: Plantae

      • Phylum:

        • Class: Magnoliopsida

          • Order: Malpighiales

            • Family: Violaceae

              • Genus: Viola