Viola pallens

Viola pallens small white violet

Plant grows in the wild/spontaneouslyPlant is native to PA Synonyms:   Viola macloskeyi ssp. pallens, Viola miniscula, Viola rotundifolia var. pallens

This is our smallest violet, and one of the earliest to bloom.  The violet is stemless and spreads vegetatively by an underground rhizome often creating colonies.  There is a single flower at the end of each glabrous stem.

Grows in moist, cool woods, bogs an fens.

Present throughout the state.

Wetland codes

Flowers April to July.

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G-rank:  G5 (Secure)