Viola blanda

Viola blanda sweet white violet

Plant grows in the wild/spontaneouslyPlant is native to PA

Stemless white violet with an irregular 5-petaled single flower and hanging purple-speckled fruit.  The flower has a fragrant sweet scent.

Frequent in moist, shady woods, swamps and cool ravines.

Present throughout the state.

Wetland codes

Flowers from April to May.

Flowers  single white flower at the end of naked stem; two upper petals are usually reflexed and bottom petal is rounded; the side petals thrust forward and are usually hairless; purple veins on the side and lower petals.

Leaves  simple, all basal, blades broadly ovate, obtuse or rounded at the tip and cordate at the base, maybe sparsely covered with white short hairs; margins low-serrate.

Fruit  ovoid capsule about ¼ inch long which is purple-spotted , on prostrate or declined peduncles; with many small seeds that ripen to medium brown.

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G-rank:  G5 (Secure)